First I should start with experimenting HDR for the first time. I can’t say I have ever been a big fan of HDR images. I’m not sure why but I am not a colour geek. I prefer muted colours and tones and therefore not really taken much notice of the technique. In know it has a massive following. There are books,guides software and tutorials all over the w’s. So me being me I felt it was time for me to experiment. Having upgraded to Aperture 3 on my new iMac if gave me a chance to try out some new plugins. The following images used Nik software to create the HDRs.
It’s not so easy getting it to my taste but (more…)
How very apt taking some images of my grandfathers and fathers old camera’s. The famous Pentax Spotmatic and the stunning Olympus OM10. Unfortunately both are in poor condition. The are suffering from years of neglect and the ravaging of corrosion. The lens on the Spotmatic is in good condition. I’m starting to thing of maybe getting an adaptor and trying the lens, if they even do one. I guess I will need to look into so results from others using old manual lens with the Fuji X -E1.
I am now in full swing with the new iMac and aperture 3, the filters and options in the Nik software is long and creative. Well worth experimenting with over the next few weeks. For now I think this vintage pre set is stunning.
Having owned Apple Macintosh computers for over ten years I have no intention to change what works for me. I have been working at post processing my images using a 10year old Apple Power Mac quad core G5, the equipment and software has been faultless and I purchased it second hand too and thus it’s had a hard life. Due to the gainly progression of the engineering super teams at Apple progress and advances has been rapid. I have stayed with this progressive approach in a number if ways I have upgraded software, bought the iPad, various iPods and iPhones and MacBook laptop. However my work horse with out doubt has been my Power PC Quad G5. Apple no longer supports this hardware since moving to all Intel architecture. Now it’s time for me to move forward, not because the G5 in anyway has any problems but mainly because the software and processing speeds as advanced enough to make a significant different to my time with work flow for image processing. So I have just taken delivery of a new iMac 27″.
As usual this gave me an opportunity to take some images. As always I like to challenge myself and therefore decided I needed to take 6 images for the old and the new to show the 15year design changes at their best. The above image is one read on for the others. (more…)