editing still or again?

Does it pay off? From my perspective it does because it raises my awareness of what it takes to realize a truly great image. How much time to spend editing a photo? As long as it takes if it is worth the effort; and that is the trick. Realizing if the picture can even be saved is the first step; it’s imperative to recognize that.

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Seagulls; today

I decided to post a few images of Seagulls today I have not posted any of them prior to this blog. It’s good to have a fairly large archive to look through comparing camera settings used on the best images. Too large of an archive with no organization can be a time sink or a searching nightmare.

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Hawks, light and wind

This particular Hawk is a creature of habit, each morning between 7-8 am he flies the far levee. If I’m on the levee prior to that time frame I will most likely see him. The Sun hitting the bird from this angle really pays off for photography.

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I bought photoshop.

Isn’t that the way of it starting a new adventure with little if any idea of what the product is capable of; I find myself in this spot regularly. On the flip side of that coin it’s as I’ve told my kids “That’s the way we learn.”

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I recomend using a tri-pod

I have recently been looking at Gimbles which would allow more movement in all directions. I have envisioned how it would make a difference for me and I have not come up with on yet. I suppose if I were to purchase one for under $100.00 it would give me the chance to find out if it would help.

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patience

Track/Focus/Snap, the only missing ingredient is Patience; grab a cup of coffee, your binoculars and camera then settle in for what may be a long wait.

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that other camera

It’s nice to have one camera on the tri-pod with the 400mm or 600mm on it and one on my lap with the 18-135mm on it. Time will tell.

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working with the wind.

I predict I’ll be writing a blog in September describing how I’m learning to take images of flying birds without the wind; it’s all unfolding before my eyes.

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