Where has the day gone? Driving practice (for my daughter), appointments and rehearsals tonight, has meant not a lot of time for myself. I had intended to do another post today for me learning. Then I thought I didn’t have enough time. Then I decided that I would give you an image that I had taken the day I went shopping with my daughters.
We caught the train in and got off at Southern Cross Station. This station used to be called Spencer Street Station, but about 10 years ago they decided to give it a facelift. They built a wavy roof over the top with windows in it. It is quite amazing. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but it is quite unique.
I have caught trains through this station many times, can I repeat that, many times, but I have never got off the train there before. In fact my daughters had to show me how to get out and how to get back in. It was a nice experience being led around by my daughters.
As I said, I had intended todays post to be about me learning something, and as I opened up Photomatix to process my image, I realised that I wanted to try some things, so I processed this image a little differently to the way I normally do. So I did learn some stuff. Really all I did was play with the sliders and I tried moving some in different ways to the way I normally do.
I also processed this image the way I normally do, and it was disappointing. It was not very bright and the colours didn’t come out as much as I wanted. I am not usually a fan of saturating the colours, but it really seemed to work for this. The colour of the roof seemed better in the first one as well.
I think I need to start playing with this sort of thing more. I tend to get complacent with my techniques and I don’t think that is good. Learning is good, trying new things is good, it all leads to growth and better photographs, and that makes me very happy.
As I said before I am off to the theatre tonight, looking forward to seeing how the set is progressing and how the actors are getting along. Hope you are looking forward to it as well.