So… this is another learning curve for me. Since my computer died, I am now having to resort to my laptop which I probably do not use as much as I should. My desktop computer is my go-to site as it has all my photos at a quick click. So I have connected my external hard drive to my laptop and miraculously the photos appeared. Whew! Not being very techy, I am always intimidated to try something new but we are fortunate in the club to have several very tech-oriented people to call on and I immediately think of Marylin, Mary and Robin W. and I had a friend help me along the way as well.
So this photo is from Robin W. and she always has a way of teaching us something about how she processes her images and this one is no different.
“This sign is over a long-closed restaurant in the Farmer’s Market area in downtown Dallas. I’m afraid it’s in danger now, given the on-going gentrification of the area. When converting to monochrome I used the color adjustments, trying to pull out as much contrast as I could. The red and yellow components are increased, while lowering the blues and greens.”
I sent a thank you note her way… “That really turned out beautiful Robin and a good lesson to be learned! I so much appreciate you sharing your photographic skills! I think it makes so much more sense to have you explain how you got a photo and then to see the results!”
And her response was: “My goal is to get as good with contrast as Ansel Adams. And that’s a good thing since there’s no chance at all of achieving it and having to find another goal!” 🙂