I’ve been playing around with the new Lightroom Beta 5 and its new radial filter which I really like. In the first picture above, I really loved my granddaughter Heavyn’s smile. However, I disliked the background. Here she is with a huge smile on her face because her baby sister Teagan was just born. I wanted to get rid of the nurses pink bottom and the hospital background and just focus on that sweet face. Lightroom’s new radial filter allowed me to do just that which you can see in the second picture.
I’m still playing around with the new program, which is in beta. you can download the new beta version via this link https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/entitlement/index.cfm?e=labs_lightroom5&sdid=KFENU
The water on the back bay was smooth as glass today. The view from my living room window. Click to enlarge and enjoy even further.
On a walk around the bay I saw the most awesome clouds over the back bay with a slight bit of sun coming through creating beautiful reflections. There was a wide range of darks and lights so I thought a good opportunity to turn on bracketing and try some different exposures. I use HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software as a plug in for Lightroom 4 which I also use to post process.
The pier leading out from the Audubon lookout just down the street from my house. It’s overcast and a bit foggy as always this time of year. We won’t see summer until September or October. I thought I’d try some exposure bracketing in order to test out an HDR photo for this scene. I used Photomatix Pro to compile the 3 differently exposed images. This is the ‘Fusion’ version in Photomatix Pro. Happy Monday!!
One of the classes I took at the Morro Photo Expo was led by Gregg Cobarr. He has over 40 years experience as a professional photographer. He spent many years working for the record label industry and photographing such celebrities as the Jackson 5, Aerosmith, Bob Marley and many others. He had our class work with a volunteer model who was from the local high school (I think). I don’t know her name but she was very cooperative. I learned quite a lot from Gregg – he was a great instructor.