USA Wanderings: Playing with Photoshop
One of the things that I really missed while I was away was my 27 inch monitor and Photoshop. I am sure I’ve told you before how much I wanted to process some photos with Photoshop and there is one group of images that I was excited about, but wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them until I got them on my computer here.
On the day I went out with my brother in law to go sailing we also went somewhere else before hand. He took me to some of the salt ponds near San Francisco. They were amazing, though I had seen some from the air when I was flying into the city. We don’t have anything like these here, well not that I am aware of. They are evaporation ponds, so they put salt water into them and wait for the water to evaporate and then collect the salt that is left behind.
It was hot there, there was no shade and we did a lot of walking, so when it came time to do something with the photos I wanted to see if I could show that in them.
Summer can be such a horrible time to get out and take photos, but I’ve been thinking for quite a few years that there has to be a way of doing it. Just recently I watched the movie Erin Brockovich, and they did it quite well so I tried to imitate that in my photos. Blow out the highlights a bit, and almost desaturate the colours. I am trying to remember what the landscape looks like on really hot days.
I quite like where these are going and think I will experiment more, with other photos I took there and future ones. Summer is just around the corner here, so I will have no excuse not to get out and take photos. I especially want to do it with some photos of where my mum is. I think it would work really well up there.
So here are some of my first attempts at putting that heat and how I was feeling when I took these images. They were all taken with the Nikon D750, with the first three using the Tamron 28-300mm lens, the remainder were taken with the Nikon 24-70mm lens.