Monday, June 2, 2014

Ruby Tuesday

Still Blooming
Last week I spent a few minutes photographing the Knock-Out roses in our front flower bet.  I posted several of the images last week, so you can scroll down to see more.  I'm still playing with some of the features in the latest release of PhotoShop Elements.  I started by photographing the images in "Raw".  Basically that just means that more information has been captured than if you shoot in Auto or Program mode  and the images are captured as jpeg files on your camera.  PhotoShop Elements 12 now allows me to open images in camera raw and tweak them before I do any other work.  So far, I'm liking what I see.  Since Raw files capture more information, the files are larger, so you have to be aware of the additional memory requirements.  I don't actually keep than many images anyway.  If I shoot 100 images, I probably won't keep more than two or three.  I used to keep virtually everything that I shot, but that's really not productive.  It's more like photo-hoarding.  Not every image is a keeper, we just hate to admit it.


  1. Lovely Rose. Ours are just starting to open up.
    Photo hoarding--I like that. I think we are all guilty of that. It is hard to let go--even the fuzzy stuff because you remember the day and the shot but I am learning to let go.
    Interesting about Elements 12. Thanks

  2. A stunning rich red. And the water droplets are magical.

  3. Beautiful shot. Shooting in RAW is the main reason I would get a "grownups camera". There is a hack for my Canon Powershot that allows it to shoot in RAW but I am leery of hacks.

    I am big time guilty of photo hoarding.

  4. Well that rose is a keeper. It's the perfect shot.

    Have a fabulous day. :)