Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2007

FW: test



From: Valerie []
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:07 PM
To: Photique 3 (
Subject: test


                        More western shots

            #0415 is an old abandonded building along the highway.

            #0429 old farmstead

            #0437 this is the town of Vulcan and this is their Star trek spaceship tourist office.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Using the background eraser

Choose a picture like a tree with leaves or anything that you want to
delete the background. The background has to be different colors than
the foreground part you want to keep or it won't work. Open in

Choose whatever you want to replace the background with and layer it
between two layers of the foreground subject.

Choose background eraser and set it to the second choice on the
top--sample once. Hover you mouse to read that.

Click on one color at a time and do NOT lift your mouse until you've
erased that color (eg, blue). Then do the next color, eg white.
(blue sky, white clouds.)

When all the background is erased in this manner, the new background
becomes visible. You can move in close for more detailed erasing if
desired. The advantage of this is you can easily erase all the sky
behind a whole tree full of leaves with a few passes. It's cleaner
than using the magic wand.

I can see a couple small spots I missed but I don't have time to go back and catch them right now.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Ellis Island Ceiling


Guggenheim Museum

Monday, March 05, 2007

Family, Ice

Keith observing the ICE (I was going to post this to January 15 for ice but decided on family instead). Going to post it also to BP. Posted by Picasa

Family: Lasertag

I know we said we would start Photique 3 in March, but this one is going in Phtotique 2. The boys had lasertag for Graham's birthday. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

[Photique] Themes for January and February 2007


8-- January Blues
15- Ice

22--mary--smudge-tool brushing and/or winter trees
29--special "babuska" photos (photo within a photo--just for fun!), family, other special such as cool photos that didn't fit a topic, favorites.

12--The City (town or even village if you cannot get to the City)

19—bundled up

26--mary--black and white

Posted by Mary Stebbins Taitt to Photique at 12/06/2006 12:41:48 AM

Monday, February 26, 2007

Black and White

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Black and White: Pully Wheel, Wolcott Mill

I hope this one posts better than the one at BP!!!!

Click image to see larger!Posted by Picasa

Black and White: The Wolcott Mill yet again

this one in BW with poster edges to bring out the detail of the clapboard. If you click on the picture and then click on it a second time, you can see the nice detail that isn't visible int he smaller versions. Posted by Picasa

Black and White (with selective color): Toward Hope, the Clinic Skywalk

A bit of selective color for this BW! Posted by Picasa

Antique Plaque at Blle Isle Bridge

I can't remember if I already posted this one--if I did, I will take it back off--this is partly for a test.

Note that someone seems to have touched this plaque somewhat strangely. Posted by Picasa

More Black and White Reflections

This is the final edit - I hope. I must learn to look at them properly BEFORE I upload them. I think this is better.

This is the same scene. All I did was play around in Channel Mixer and was surprised when this came out. Maybe the horizontal log is not good within the composition. I have cloned it out in the poster edge version.

Another one with a touch of poster edge.

Black & White Reflections

I did all the b&w adjustments to this in the RAW converter. I am sure you recognise this scene which I seem to be photographing a lot lately. I took a tripod with me on this trip as the previous trip there had not been a lot of light but the day was quite bright here (yes bright in January) and probably I didn't need a tripod
This one has poster edge applied. I kind of liked it. Also I made the reflection lighter to endeavour to match the top half. I am thinking of putting this on BP.

Black & White Charlotte

I have just replaced this one for the latest edit after making some changes that Charlotte asked for. Hope she likes it now.
My favourite of my Charlotte shots (didn't change the tooth in this one. Can't remember how I did it - I usually use the channel mixer and click on greyscale at the bottom? but then I must have added a sepia tint I guess.