Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Improving Photos a Little at a Time

In June I posted a few photos from our vacation that included the jelly fish tank at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. These photos were way too dark, but I've been playing with one of them. Here's the old dark photo:


And here's my new slightly improved version:


At least now you can see them in their squiggly, wiggly glory.

Please note that this is not procrastination. It's self-education. I'm learning stuff.

11 comments:

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Making photographs better is definitely NOT procrastinating. It is a marriage between science and art.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - I agree with Rayna - this is hardly procrastinating. And your new improved version really shows the jelly fish. Thanks for going to that effort.

Ann Best said...

You ARE learning. Very good!!

I'm about to mail the copies of your book to the "winners": KarenG and Doris Plaster. Doris said she shrieked to her husband with total excitement when she found out she won!! And Karen was very happy too!

Terry Odell said...

I learned some of the basics, but when I want a 'good' picture, I turn it over to my son, who's written 3 books, plus holds webinars, on digital photography. Some of you may have seen his wildlife and landscape photos on my blog. (Plus he works magic with my head shot!)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I think they're wonderful Patricia. I can just about take a picture.

Yvonne.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Photoshop takes time to master!

Michele Emrath said...

Learning is good...And those colors are worth it!

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

catwoods said...

You're awesome, Patricia.

When I grow up, I want to be just like you!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Cat -- if you grow up to be just like me, you'll be sorry... :)

Cruella Collett said...

I love jellyfish pictures! They are very difficult to take, though - the lightning is bad, they move (slowly, but still), and you (naturally) have to take them through glass (so no flash to help you either). So I don't think your samples are all that bad (and I agree - photography is not procrastinating. I love taking pictures!)

The Yard Bard said...

As "She Who Takes Lousy Pictures", I agree that learning and self-improvement are vital.

And the jellyfish are awesome.