Found this interesting video from Dave Kelly showing how to use the B&W tool to reintroduce selective colour(s). Jump straight to Saturation sliders (ie do not convert to B&W first) as this screenshot shows.
Illawarra Flame Trees are native to Eastern Australia but are commonly used as street trees in the west. Its botanic name is Brachychiton acerifolius but as kids we referred to them as Kurrajongs or 'itchy powder' trees. The latter referred to the seed pods that contained an uncomfortable fine...
Sue, I'm imaging January to not be prescriptive about 'Single' or 'Daily'. If it is sharing the start of a new decade or as some will more correctly note, the end of a decade, I'm interested.
Like Matt, I would like to complete the 9 month cycle in April leading to a SiJ in 2021.
Here in the west we had a cool change yesterday 25C. Unfortunately for the fires in the east it will arrive there next week with strong winds and little or no rain. It did help with our fire situation. Back up to 36C for Christmas.
The next topic I wanted to raise (back before I faded out) was what I learned from my 3 visits with the speech pathologist at the Fremantle Hospital Clinic. All muscle systems can be affected in PD but swallowing and speaking difficulty are one of the earlier signs.
I had to become aware of...
It is over 3 months since I posted here. My depression got bad again and my apathy said 'give up'. So I did.
I am actually OK at the moment and have been for several weeks now (as far as depression goes). While depressed I felt I should not continue this thread and believed I was being...
Another factor often overlooked (imho) is that cameras have pretty much plateaued in their development so that next year's models will likely not have compelling features to upgrade. Phone cameras are still improving but may be close to plateauing too.
At my age, I find the pressing and pointing on a phone too much of a hassle. I like something I can hold and adjust manually, but for my grandkids and even my kids a smart phone is the go. I also find cameras to be mechanical/electronic machines of beauty.
Walter it is part of an Australian Grass Tree or Xanthorrea. This specimen was in neighbour's garden but died and was removed. My pic shows the crown from underneath. This specimen would have been hundreds of years old.
Here is a stock photo showing a living specimen.
The next of Topaz' AI offerings is a remake of Remask 5. It is not cheap at $100 but as usual there is a discount for early adopters ($70).
I've spent a few hours playing today with mixed results. It is a bit buggy still and there is very minimal instructional material yet at Topaz.
PS: the montage and text annotation were done in the free version of Photoscape X. It is easy to use and would suit beginners with the option to upgrade to the Pro version to add layers, gradients etc. It works with RAW and is available for Win and Mac.
Thanks Luke and Bobby. I decided on the montage as I find it easier than having to scroll through large separate images. Personally the 'old faithful', Photomatix is my preference. This was not a very scientific exercise and with more tweaking and/or bigger bracket the results may differ again.
It's not a secret that I'm a keen software collector and tryer-outer. When I was putting the 2020 version of On1 Photo RAW to the test I was disappointed with how it merged a 3 photo exposure bracket from the X100T (+1. 0, -1).
So also owning Aurora 2019, Photomatix Pro 6.1.1 and Franzis HDR...
The wall will be cement rendered to match the house. The wall is built in "Fastwall" bricks - cheap and nasty and never left exposed.
I agree about the 'trim' on the house - bit of a 'dog's dinner' and will date very quickly.
The block is small but plot ratios have been rising and the Aussie...
A bit stunned that I've just won a Panasonic Gx7 with the 100-300mm lens for $405 AUD ($270 USD).
Shutter count less than 1000 and comes with uv filter and 3 batteries. Below is the actual ebay shot.
I now have 4 m4/3 bodies and 6 lenses. Might have to offload the Sony RX10M3. :thumbup:
Walter, this technique is mostly used with small subjects and a macro lens. This is the first time I've got it to work so got excited and shared the result - it is overkill for a glass of flowers. Now to try it with my macro lens. Btw once the camera menu is set up it only takes one shutter...