ISO 80; f/2.8 .30000s 5mm (mini tripod and self-timer)
Waiting for my morning cup of coffee.
We finally ordered new phones to replace our old ones. After ripping into the new box, I remembered that I needed a photo of “packaging.” I didn’t think this was all so interesting of a photo, although it meets the requirement. So I did a lot of processing. I truly wish that I still had an active demo of Aperture because I think the “toy camera” setting would have worked well for this. I swear there is a setting missing in the current version of PSE that I used to use a lot. It let you you darken the corners of the photo with one click after using the oval selection took and then inversing. I tried to do it here with another tool, but don’t feel it is quite right.
Thanks to Julie… I was able to do the Vignette that I wanted on this photo. And as a bonus, now that I’ve discovered the Camera Distortion Correction feature… I over used the distortion, just to add a bit more the photo.
Because I had the office door open, which let in the beautiful sunlight, it was easy to see that the floor hadn’t been swept all week. So I pulled out the broom and started to gather up all the dirt to sweep out the doorway. Obviously, it was about that time that I remembered the Friday assignment! To me sweeping is one of the more mundane tasks one can do. Taking a picture of it, isn’t.
I crop this photo to focus on the light in the doorway. I also created an overlay layer (at 50% opacity) and used the high-pass filter at a radius of 4 pixels. It made a very, very subtle change in the photo. I really think this one has to be viewed in its larger size to appreciate it.
Well, I’m back to do some more mundane tasks… lunch break is over!
October 25, 2008 — Happy Birthday, Mom! Wish we could be with you today.