Waiting for a bus

Waiting for a bus

I recently mentioned the need to make opportunities and that has led me to using my phone for photography more often. I was at the bus stop with nothing better to do when I noticed the texture of the headlights grazing across the paving.

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This is one of the images I made as I waited. I could crop out the blown highlight or remove the cigarette butts though I like this as is. Given this was hand-held in low light with no manual control I’m impressed and encouraged to do this more often.

Gloomy

Gloomy

I’m beginning to get an understanding of what Seasonal Affected Disorder is about. The cold saps my motivation to pull out my camera and when I do the light is terrible. Rather than focussing on the lack of good light I have decided to use the time to focus on my workflow and post production so I have that in place for when opportunities come up.

I don’t do a lot of post processing of images except for converting to black and white. I have collected a hodgepodge of different tools for collecting, editing and managing images and have been trying out more since I stopped using Adobe LightRoom. I could go back to it using Adobe Bridge to convert my files but I want a more simplified and streamlined approach. I was going to go with Camera One but like LightRoom, there are far more features than I will ever use.

I use Intensify and Snapheal but they don’t let me organise images. Macphun also have an application called Snapselect that may cover this so I’m trying that out.