And now for something completely different ….

Nope … nothing comes to mind.

 Try as I might, I haven’t been able to find even a smidgeon of inspiration in the writing department today. I’ve tried ….. as evidenced by the four different “saved drafts” in my dashboard, but the creative juices have run away with all my serotonin. So not only uninspired, but also pretty darned deflated.

The mood has become sad to the point of morose, and my thoughts are of more depth and despondency than I care to portray here. I promised myself I would avoid gloom and doom on this blog, and by golly, I’m determined to honour that promise.

So, in the absence of literary witticisms and editorial quips, I gonna do what I mentioned in yesterday’s post, and just “plonk a photo” or three on here instead.

I’ve had a couple of discussions with other bloggers over the last few days about the merits of manipulating photos on Photoshop. Personally, I had to be carried kicking and screaming into the digital age, and apart from appreciating the obvious economic advantage to taking photos on a digital camera, my experience of Photoshop hasn’t ventured much further than cropping and colour correcting.  Even then, I often don’t like the colour correction the Photoshop-god offers in its infinite wisdom, so I’ve also become quite adept at pressing that little arrow thing that takes you all the way back to the beginning.

And, for the record, yes, I do still use Elements 2.0 — And?

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with people who believe in the powers of the Photoshop-god, as long as they give credit where it is due. And if you are one of these people who allows said Photoshop-god to work so many miracles on your pictures that you forget what they looked like in the beginning, then you should just have the gonads to admit that your photo would not have looked like that if it had been taken on a 35mm camera.

That said – I’ve been playing with my humble (but oh-so-OK) 2.0 Photoshop toys today, and I can honestly say, without fear of rebuke, that the pictures you are about to see would never have looked like this if they had been taken on a 35mm camera.

 

© Alice through the Macro Lens [2012]

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