This morning I took a handful of photographs in our back yard. I opted to put behind me the trials and tribulations of yesterday (which you can read about here if you haven’t already, and if you haven’t already what the hell is wrong with you?) and move forward as I had a little time this a.m. before I had to go and do stuff. However, with all the trials and tribulations that came with yesterday I opted to instead accept the warm embrace that is shooting images at home instead of venturing forth into the wilds of southwestern Ohio.
So I finally got around to reviewing the handful of photos this evening and was pleasantly surprised to find some nice ones. As I had managed to reset my camera to shoot in both RAW and JPEG format simultaneously I was able to quickly review the JPEG images and determine which to keep and which to delete and thus did so to both versions of the given image. I was about to simply post the JPEG images to Flickr when I decided to open the RAW files in Capture One and it was here that I noticed a distinct difference between the JPEG and RAW versions of many of the files. On the whole the only difference that was rather obvious was in the treatment of the colour green. And seeing how every picture has something green in it the colour green is clearly important.
So I tried something different tonight. Every image I uploaded this evening (all ten of them) was processed from the RAW image file, converted to JPEG and uploaded. Wow. This is new to me. I have done this to one or two uploaded images over the past few months, but never an entire set of images. And I really didn’t do to much to these images anyway…..some straightening (since I’m lopsided so are my pictures), some cropping, some fiddling with the shadows and highlights….but nothing completely over the top. And I still have about six images of flowers that I did not upload because I have NOT been able to get them right (the colour red seems to really screw with digital cameras, doesn’t it?), at least not with the software I have on the laptop. These particular images may have to visit the PC where more powerful software solutions reside.
Still…..this was something of a minor triumph. Me. Using photo editing software. AND getting the results I wanted. I just may have to pat myself on the back tonight.