Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pelican takes flight

I've been missing those darn pelicans so much that I went archive diving.  Not that it would surprise any of you, but one thing lead to another and 6 hours later, I had two new editing programs added to my Mac.

~ sigh ~
 I wonder if they have a Photo Editing Anonymous program
available for sickies like me?

I used both of these new editing programs on the FIRST photo.  I began with Snapseed which can be used on your computers as well as on an iPad and iPhone.  I haven't tried it out yet on my iPad but love using it on my computer.  I watched a YouTube video which gave me some instructions on all that it can do.  Pretty awesome!  

The only thing it couldn't do on that FIRST photo was add my copyright so I used a new program called Pixelmator, similar editing software as Photoshop but, as I'm told, more user friendly.  I haven't even begun to master that yet but hope to someday.  Maybe I'll just have to break down and learn Photoshop.  Ugh!

All the photos aside from the First photo ended up being straight out of the camera except for some cropping.  I had my camera set on the P mode and used my Nikon 70-300mm lens.  They all seemed somewhat cartoonish but I love the look.  Probably couldn't recreate it if I tried!

Hope your week has gotten off to a great start.  I still had some light at 6:15 last night when I went out to start the grill.  Hot damn!  Spring is on the way!

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