Sunday, October 9, 2016

South Dakota Sunday: Odd Sight

This odd sight was seen tucked away behind a shed near the historic home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, in the small town of De Smet South Dakota.

 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Playing with Lightroom Presets

While processing photos for last Thursday's Photo Challenge post I decided to try out various presets on a silhouette photo I had taken. For this experiment the only processing was to apply the various filters. The only other changes made were to reduce the size of the image and add my logo. Here are the results.




Original Image
 This first set were processed using filters that come standard in Lightroom 4. 
The preset name is under each photo.
Blue filter

B/W Contrast Low
Cross Process 2
B/W Look 5
Antique
Split Tone 2

Now for a few processed using Lightroom presets from the free presets offered by Hackingphotography.com.

HP_Angelic_High_Key
 HP_Orange_Light_Correction
HP_Tales_from_the_Sidewalk
I am really having a difficult time deciding which I like best. Of the standard presets it is between the B/W Contrast Low and the Split Tone 2, although I do like the Cross Process 2 as well. As for the Hacking photography presets that is much easier, my favorite there is the HP_Orange_Light_Correction. Although I do not like the halo affect that appears on all of the HP presets, I am sure if I had tweaked a few things I could have corrected that but I wanted to show how the image would look with only applying the preset. 
What do you think?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

South Dakota Sunday: Waterfowl Stroll


Geese and ducks are a very common sight in South Dakota, so it is no surprise that one often comes across these beautiful creatures out for a leisurely stroll. This group is enjoying a quiet afternoon at The Redlin Art Center in Watertown South Dakota.

 



I posted more photos of this location and about The Redlin Art Center on Artistic Composition for my Sunday In My City blog post. To check it out just click here.