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Back to LR & PS

Jun 19, 2020

After looking at this page after a long time I realized that I have never said anything about my journey with Luminar. It is a really interesting app and has a lot of really neat AI features in it, but it doesn’t work with the kind of photography that I’m doing at the moment. I’m currently in a phase where I’m doing a lot of Astro photography and it’s not as good as Lightroom and Photoshop for that. I keep going back to Lightroom and Photoshop and I think that’s the one I’m gonna stick with for now.


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Photographic philosophy

Apr 17, 2019

A great image is captured when preparation is ready and waiting for opportunity


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Processing in Luminar 3

Jan 19, 2019

I'm still trying to figure out what I am going to do here. I keep doing random things but what I need to do is come up with an objective and then I can focus on making it happen. In the mean time, here is some more randomness. This is a photo I took in Victoria BC at the Empress Hotel a high tea. I processed it in Luminar 3, which I just upgraded to recently.
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Light matters

Jun 11, 2018

I was on the top of our hill in our back yard yesterday right around sunset. I saw how the light was hitting the flowers, and I had to get a shot. I just had my iPhone, but the warmth still comes through.
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More on Luminar

May 20, 2018

I am really liking the Luminar app. I have to admit though that I never used Lightroom enough to get really proficient at it. If Luminar gets the digital management system they've been promising, I think it will be a real competitor to Adobe. Here is a photo I took in Kauai in 2015 that was dull and not very impressive. With Luminar I was able to make it more of what my eye was seeing.
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Enhanced the color and clouds from a dull image in Kauaii


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Where is this going?

Mar 02, 2018

I added this section on Tutorials thinking that I could put something "out there" to help others. I haven't gotten organized enough to really make this section work yet, but I do really want to make this page worth looking at. I hope to get more organized in the near future and make this a regularly updated page. So, in other words, stay tuned.


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Moving to Luminar

Jan 02, 2018

Well, my Adobe Lightroom subscription expired along with Photoshop. I am going to try Luminar, which I recently purchased for $59 for a perpetual license. Here is where I used it to clean up a photo I took in Maui while hiking. I added the sun (a filter in Luminar). thumb_711.jpg


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Perspective

Nov 01, 2017

It is always important to try different points of view when shooting photos. Simple pictures of a dandelion can look a lot different from different perspectives as you can see here. I took this by setting my iPhone on timer and lying it face down (lens up) and placed it so the shadow of the dandelion top was directly on the lens.
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Also you can get a different view by just moving in closer. Sometimes you can see something entirely different (Can you see the face in the tree, the big nose and the crooked mouth? This tree looks bored - or board)
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Geo test

Jan 25, 2017

This is a test of the GPS data driving a Google map.
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This image was taken in my back yard, but I changed the GPS coordinates to the house where I grew up in Michigan


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