bamboo

With the release of the new version of Lightroom this week, I’m sure that I was one of the many that dove straight in with the upgrade. The new pricing on the product coupled to the improved and new functionality (maps and books! – we’ve been crying out for books since version 1!!) made it a bit of a no-brainer.

That’s the problem with no-brainers – no brains are involved. After happily downloading, installing and converting my catalog to the new format, I joined one of the many who quickly realized that their ability to use 3rd party plugins had been rendered useless. No more Nik filters, no more PS Elements. On to the Nik Software update sites, update with the new LR4 versions, but still no luck. What have you done to me, Adobe! Don’t get all possessive on me now – I need to see my mistresses!

Several visits to the forums with the frenzied masses, and eventually I hear of someone who has stumbled onto a workaround until Adobe release the real software update that fixes this problem. If you don’t own Photoshop CS5, then download it and install the trial version. You don’t even have to use it, just install it. If you already own CS5, then uninstall it and reinstall it again. And there you have it – I’m back in a happy marriage again.

desktop of the month – march 2012

This month’s desktop calendar image is on time! An image that I took in the Rocky Mountain National Park this summer, manipulated somewhat in Nik Color Efex Pro 4.

Click on the image to download. Set your background color to pure white and when you set the background to your desktop, set it as a “Fit” (rather than a “stretch”, “center” or “fill”) and set your background color to pure white.

desktop of the month – february 2012

I woke up this morning and realized that I was late (again!) putting up my monthly desktop calendar. Then I realized that all of my desktop calendars have been landscape in orientation. Natural enough given the aspect ratios of monitors. So I wanted to do something different – one of my images in portrait orientation for my desktop. And this is what I came up with.

Click on the image to download. Set your background color to pure white and when you set the background to your desktop, set it as a “Fit” (rather than a “stretch”, “center” or “fill”) and set your background color to pure white.

This endless land of white

 

This endless land of white,
From the skies above it falls,
A trail I left behind,
A blank page yet to come,
The abyss beside me lies so deep,
I barely think it land,
A single well of dreams,
A cold blanket protects,
But I cannot delay,
I must continue on my way,
Throughout nature’s domain.
Photography: Antonio
Words: Mira Sophia