I spent yesterday playing with the camera. It was great, but I promised myself to do the adult stuff today.
I learned a number of important things and maybe I’ll even be able to retain that knowledge for a few days. 🙂
For practical experience purposes I went and visited a couple of the places in Roosevelt Park I hadn’t yet seen. You can tell that the Season is upon us (Herring Cove Provincial Park opens tomorrow) just by the volume of activity.
Signs are going up everywhere and maintenance projects are being complete. For example, the main gravel road in Roosevelt has had all the potholes filled in. This was a lot of work and makes a huge difference.
I also had one of those “moments” of realizing something which should have occurred to me a long time ago. I hate it when that happens.
Yesterday’s post mentioned frustration with the photos. A large part of that is the difference between the clarity of the image when it’s being edited and the blur I see when it moves to the blog. I finally realized a lot of that is because of the conversions.
I capture both JPG and RAW versions when I take a picture. The RAW has at least twice the data as the other and that’s the one I use for editing. Then it’s converted to a PNG and resized for the blog. A lot of data is lost in that last transition.
I’ll try to find a better approach without putting hard-to-load files on here.
As part of my playing around I tried an Ansel Adams filter on a photo I particularly liked. I’m pleased with it. 🙂