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willowgreen in photo_scavenger

Earth

Something about this prompt seems to invite pictures of big rocks, doesn't it? Especially the kind that show the geologic layers. Here's my contribution:

Earth2.jpg

The picture is from a Sept. 2010 visit to Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. We were there right in the middle of a sunny day, when the sun was almost directly overhead, so all my photos were very washed out . But I've just acquired Lightroom 3, so I took the prompt as an opportunity to see if I could bring out some of the colors that the photos didn't originally capture. I think it worked! In fact, I wound up deciding to bring the color down a little bit, because for a while there they were unrealistically intense.

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How do you like Lightroom? Is it better than Photoshop?
So far I like it a lot. I got a quick tutorial on it from my photography mentor, and I'm finding it relatively fast and easy to use. It doesn't do nearly as much stuff as Photoshop -- no layers as far as I can tell, no drawing tools, I'm not sure if it does color replacement, and it doesn't seem to offer the huge variety of wacky effects. But for simply improving the appearance of a picture you've taken, it works really well. I got it on Amazon for $150, which is half the retail price and a lot less than the full version of Photoshop, so I'm very happy.
Just beautiful. Certainly a very aptly named canyon. (And I might have to look into Lightbox when I have some money.)

Edited because, er, Lightroom.

Edited at 2012-02-17 03:30 pm (UTC)
What fabulous colours in those rocks.