‘Tres Amigos’

‘Tres Amigos’

Focus on home reveals photo gems

Looking at familiar scenery through a different lens.

I took a two block walk with the famous Nikon camera to the local 7-Eleven store while pretending that I had never walked that route and had never seen the scenery. I came back home with 20 different wonderful images (of course the fact that I was using the miraculous 10~20mm wide-angle lens helped).

I then took the smart card out of the camera, inserted it into the MacBook Pro and proceeded to download four images at a time into the Photoshop Raw Editor. Since I had shot the photos in RAW to retain the full range of colours instead of JPEG the images opened in the RAW editor before going into the Photoshop Editor.

I brightened up the images and the colour a bit using the Exposure, Black, Clarity, and Vibrancy keys. In Photoshop I checked the image Levels then saved the image as a  9-inch by 14-inch  39MB TIFF (non-lossy format), went back to the image, chose the brush tool, stamped my copyright on the image, changed the size to  4”x6”  75 PPI image and changed the file format to JPEG (lossy format). I then saved it as a 350kb email copy.

I now had a working photo in TIFF format along with a copy photo in JPEG format that was ready to be emailed.

The photo of the three daffodils was shot using 400 ISO, 10~20mm lens set at 20mm, aperture f10, shutter speed 1/640 of a second.

Les has now been in England for two long lonely months without a car; she has almost finished probate and had put her ancestral home up for sale by sealed tender bids subject to probate. The tender process ended March 27 at which time she had four sealed bids ready to be opened and perused. Les did not choose the highest bid but the most secure bid that had cash available.

Because landline telephones in England are so exorbitant and charge the phone call by the minute, I call Les every other day from Canada. We have a Telus phone package that has free North America calls and 1000 International minutes per month so I am taking full advantage of it.

The last time that we spoke Les said that she is ready for me to walk in the front door right now. I will be leaving for England again to help with house sale, probate and whatever else that I can help with. We will be spending some time together in England doing touristy things before we have to hop on a plane for another 11-hour flight.

Our poor little Jasper dog can’t quite figure out what is going on. Jasper is a rescue dog that we acquired from “Paws Without Borders”; he was brought up here from L.A. where he was wandering the streets searching for food, shelter, and friendship.

Since last August Les and I left him alone in the house with Lil (houseminder), I then came back without Les and Lil left, now I am leaving and Lil is coming back: no wonder he is confused and has separation anxieties.

Any questions?  E-mail me at nsilverstone@telus.net or see me online at www.silverstonephotos.com.

 

Norman Silverstone teaches photography through North Island College.

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