The holidays are now over, and 2015 is off to a roaring start; in my house the Christmas tree has been taken down and stowed away for next year, which made for an interesting creative opportunity in itself – you can check out my Christmas ornament photos on my YouPic page.
My loving wife of 22-plus years gave me an excellent Christmas present this year, surprising me with a Wacom Intuos® Pro (small) pen and tablet set, which has already given me a much greater range of precision in editing my photos. I’ve been able to do things with it that would have taken me days, or even weeks, with just a mouse – and would have required countless “undo” commands.
I am continuing to delve the depths of my digital image library looking for those images that I never would have given much thought to reworking with just a mouse, and it has already been a rather fruitful endeavor.
Beyond editing – I am also exploring and using post-processing filters to give some of my images that extra-special touch that takes them from a simple photo to a piece of art.
The image on the left shows the original image (edited only for tone). The image on the right shows the final version after using my Intuos® Pro to remove the power lines from the background and applying a few post-processing filters to give it a unique look.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams