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Wasn't keeping well over the weekend and hence no outdoors :-( 

The idea of clicking this key struck me yesterday in office. And I learnt an important thing about my camera (not sure whether to call it a feature or a drawback coz I was a fool not to find it out all this while). While using Manual Focus, do not select the Macro option, it switches to Auto Focus - don't know if it is a general rule that applies to all cameras (I know I'm sounding like a big moron).

Anyways, the shot taken was moved to the PC and I immediately knew what needed to be done. The background was a bit overexposed, corrected it by reducing the saturation. There were some unwanted spots of reflecting light, which I burnt, some are still left though. And that was it - oh yes, my longing for Photoshop is now answered, I have gradutated from the good ol' Picasa to Gimp, which is almost equally good as PS as far as I could make out. Thanx to Anup for pointing me to Gimp :-)

Learning

Wasn't keeping well over the weekend and hence no outdoors :-( 

The idea of clicking this key struck me yesterday in office. And I learnt an important thing about my camera (not sure whether to call it a feature or a drawback coz I was a fool not to find it out all this while). While using Manual Focus, do not select the Macro option, it switches to Auto Focus - don't know if it is a general rule that applies to all cameras (I know I'm sounding like a big moron).

Anyways, the shot taken was moved to the PC and I immediately knew what needed to be done. The background was a bit overexposed, corrected it by reducing the saturation. There were some unwanted spots of reflecting light, which I burnt, some are still left though. And that was it - oh yes, my longing for Photoshop is now answered, I have gradutated from the good ol' Picasa to Gimp, which is almost equally good as PS as far as I could make out. Thanx to Anup for pointing me to Gimp :-)

comments (5)

Liked the DOF here. I think this will look even better in B&W (or monochrome).
And you are welcome smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Anup. Tried the B&W, wasn't as appealing as I wanted it to be and the edges of the key were kid of merging into the background. Thanx for the suggestion smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 4 Apr 2007, 05:59
I am still learning stuff about my camera, Thomas, and haven't made it yet to the manual settings, so you're way ahead of me! I admire anyone who experiments!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ginnie. You know how to bring a smile on my face smile
I love the DOF here, I would have cropped the dark bottom off if this was my shot.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Dotun. I kind of like that shadow smile
  • Mia
  • 6 Apr 2007, 04:05
I need to get Gimp up and running.. I have it but been too lazy because it appears tedious sad

Now Thomas,I believe staying at home (or stuck) isn't all that bad (although I hope you do get well soon!). It urges you to do such nice shots indoors! Its simple, with a great DOF and colours. What else could one want more in a shot smile
Thomas Mathew: Setting up Gimp isn't tedious at all Mia, it hardly takes 15 minutes and its easy too.
Thanx for your wishes. I'm better now and am having a visually satisfying weekend. Hope you'll like the ones I clicked over this weekend as much as this one smile
  • Vidya
  • 10 Apr 2007, 07:29
Neat pic

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