Nik Sofware announced yesterday that they had made their Windows Desktop app available on a 15 day trial. Having been curious about the desktop version but a little wary after trying Camerabag out, I jumped at the chance to test drive the app before I slapped down my cash for the app. Needless to say I am impressed and I will most definitely be buying the programme.
Here is a shot I took in Canterbury a couple of months ago that I thought was a bust due to crappy lighting.
I had tried ACDSee Flash but it didn’t cut the mustard on this one for some reason. So I was most surprised to find Snapseed (with only 10 minutes playing produced this. I will admit I went a little heavy on some of the Detail settings that has led to some Posterizing but overall with some more practice I think I will be able to create some good stuff just like I feel I have with the iOs app.
I will do a fuller review once I get some new images to play with.. I have quite a bit to say about this app.
You see them everyday. Do you ever really take notice of how long they have been there. You can tell by looking at the gnarled and twisted branches on this tree that it has been here for over a hundred years.
This is a fairly close up shot of a small section of the tree. It should be noted that this is about 4/5′s of the way up the tree and the drop down to ground level is at least thirty feet.
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Taken with a Fuji JX400 and resized and farted about with in Photoshop.
As we were heading back to the train station I happened to stop and look up a small side street. I hadn’t noticed it as I walked up the main high street. It must have been some kind of photographic fate that made me stop and look.
This isn’t a great shot.. it’s not straight for a start and I am unsure how to get it level. But I have cropped it a little to try and balance it out a little and I added the black border in Photoshop.
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This was taken with my Fuji JX400
For a change I am posting an image taken using my Point and Shoot Fuji JX400. This is really the first chance I have had to get out and use this properly. I wouldn’t have used it as much this time out if my iPhone hadn’t malfunctioned half way through my trip out. I am glad I had this opportunity. I plan on using it more now that I know it’s possible to get good pictures with it.. Well I think they are good.. I am sure anyone with half an ounce of Photographic knowledge would be able to pick a hole the size of the Dartford Tunnel through this image.
It started out as a colour image but I wanted to see what it looked like as Black and White. So I made the alteration in Photoshop and tweaked the contrast a little and as I said, I think it came out quite nicely.
I had planned on asking around for people to submit a guest image. I hadn’t mentioned this to anyone as I still had to work out the details of what sort of images I would like and other finer details.
Well today it all kind of went out of the window when my wife, Linda, said that she had gotten a few colourful pictures this morning at silly o’ clock. She doesn’t have an iPhone just an entry level LG520 Android phone. To be honest I wasn’t hopeful but I was pleasantly surprised at the out come.
We have named this one Morning Sky Burning. There have been no effects added. It’s just a point it at the sky and see what happens. I am impressed.
Guest post by my wife Linda
In the town where I live, there is a statue on the main High Street. It puzzles me as to why it is there. We are quite some distance from any body of water and as far as I can work out there is no real history to this town being a sea faring town.
This was taken with my Fuji JX400.
Bless him he got a little lost on the way to the Docks.
Streamers and Lasers, Oh My!
This is another shot from the Alter Bridge gig I went to in November. This shot is taken with a regular camera a Fuji JX400. It is untouched, I have just resized it to keep it sensible when uploading and showing images.
(Sorry, due to technical gremlins.. this is as big as this image gets. It is unclickable)