Monday, December 15, 2008

Another Try at the Sunrise

This one worked out a little better, I think, there were clouds this time to capture and reflect the light, which makes it much more interesting.

Up until now I haven't put much/any time into editing or enhancing my photos, but I'm slowly learning more about it. I've attempted to liven up the colours a bit using the Levels and Curves tools in the GIMP. I also adjusted the saturation for yellow and blue on some of them and I tried sharpening the last two. And I added my name to them just to copy the professionals (does that make me a dork?). Let me know what you think. Is there something else that I should be doing? Should I just leave them alone?


  1. You'll always be a dork and there's nothing you can do about it.

    For the pictures, I think it's a very good idea to put your name in there because that way it protects your pictures.

  2. These are very pretty indeed! I love the third sunset picture and the red leaf. Very vivd

  3. I love the pictures far as manipulating them, I think there is nothing wrong with punching them up with color etc. Besides all the professionals are doing is just the way the industry is going.

  4. Mostly, I use only the GIMP levels dialog to improve the contrast.