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.

lightroom tip – changing the “before” with Snapshots

lr_befaftThis is another little tip that I came across a while ago now. Here I show how to change the ‘before’ image used in the ‘before-and-after’ view in the Develop module.

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Red anthurium

red anthuriumOne of my gifts this year was the Canon 500D close up lens. I put it on my list because I’ve been interested in getting into macro photography for a while, but the macro lenses are quite expensive. This close up lens is a relatively inexpensive way to introduce yourself to macro photography and attaches to your existing lens just like a filter – it screws on.

So on Christmas day I started playing with it and took some shots of the table decorations. The picture at the top of my Xmas post was one of my first attempts and this one above, another. I’m quite pleased, but really need to get out with it (if only it would stop raining here!). In reviewing this, I wish I’d put the focus on the stamen rather than on the leaf.

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