In the RAW

Without wishing to sound like a know-it-all camera club bore [but no doubt doing so all the same], I would like to say that these pictures represent my first attempts at working with RAW format images in Photoshop.  I took them today and applied a few adjustments to hue and lightness.  Suffolk is not always the most interesting place for scenery, so I hope to have some rather more dramatic places to shoot soon.

Above – once again there is a dog walking theme here.  I walk past this little brook most days, and today noticed the light on the water.  The dog did not, as he often does, decide to go in for a dip.

Above – there is an awful lot of this around in East Anglia at this time of year.  It has a muddy, yellow-brown hue to it which was enhanced slightly in PS.

Above – sharp focus in foreground, blurry background.  Vivid colours too.

Above is a rather weird looking self portrait using the ‘fish eye’ setting directly on the camera.

And finally the contrast between the colours of the tube and the dull wooden table top in the background, using hue/sat adjustments.

As normal, full-size image slideshow here.

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4 responses

  1. These are some great photos. I thought the first one above is a bit overexposed, but the two flowers look great. I took a photography class the past school semester which traveled to Sicily. During the trip, the professor required that we only shoot in RAW file…no JPEG. At first I had no idea why, but once we started learning Photoshop, it all became clear. Now it’s the only mode I’ll shoot in. Anyhow, hope you enjoy shooting in RAW mode! I’m looking forward to more photos!

    If you find a moment, please visit my photoblog at the link provided below. I am fairly new to photography so any advice will go a long way. Thanks!

    http://eversince1983.wordpress.com/

    July 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  2. nice job! i love the picture of the East Anglia especially :]

    July 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

  3. mewithmycamera

    i like the second photo

    July 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

  4. paulmor

    Thanks for all the comments, and enjoy!

    July 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

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