I have been immersed in a big wide world of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Monitor Calibration, sRGB Colour Space and many more such things! You see, whilst I am studying photography, my course does not cover Photoshop. I have to learn that separately and I am doing that via YouTube tutorials, reading books and a Facebook forum that I have come across. I have learnt that in order to be a ‘proper’ photographer, you simply must calibrate your monitor. SO, I have calibrated my monitor using Spyder4Pro (I know – I had never heard of such things before either!). A calibrated monitor is important to ensure that what you see on your monitor is what you will get when the image is printed. Of course there is a lot more to it but I won’t bore you with the details. Now that I have calibrated my monitor, all my images look different! This has resulted in me needing to re-edit many images, particularly because I want to enter a competition.
The competition that I want to enter is run by a local organisation. The theme is “Bayside Life” and you can enter up to three (3) images. If any of my images won, they would feature on a 2015 calendar, in local media, in a quarterly newsletter, and on the organisation’s website. It would be a huge little boost for my confidence and for my yet to get off the ground little business.
After so much learning, calibrating, re-editing and so on, my brain hurts and my eyes can no longer see straight. I could really do with some help in whittling down my image choices to get to the final three to submit to the competition. So far, I have got it down from lots and lots and lots to 14! I need to exclude 11 more – eeek!
If there are three (3) images you like the most out of the ones below, please do let me know in the comments. It will really help! Remember that you can click on an image to see it larger.
If making decisions hurts your head too – don’t worry about working out the three you like the best – just enjoy the photos – but a comment would still be nice! 😉
Image 1: Manly Boat Harbour
Image 2: Wynnum Jetty
Image 3: Wynnum Jetty from Pandanus Beach
Image 4: Good spot for quiet contemplation – near Pandanus Beach
Image 5: Picnic with a view under a canopy of trees – Wynnum Foreshore
Image 6: Wynnum Wading Pool
Image 7: Looking across Wynnum Wading Pool towards Wynnum Jetty
Image 8: Pandanus, Pandanus Beach, Wynnum
Image 9: Looking towards Pelican’s Nest, Wynnum
(they have great fish & chips and yummy ice-cream!)
Image 10: Boating on the Bay – Wynnum Manly foreshore
Image 11: Boating & Bird Life – Wynnum Foreshore
Image 12: A seat with a view – great for the soul!
Image 13: Pumping for yabbies at Lota
Image 14: Lota Park
Thanks so much! I’m off now to give this head (and eyes) of mine a much-needed screen/monitor break.
Ciao for now!
p.s. If you’re wondering whether it is risky to publish my images on here when someone could steal them and enter them in the competition – well I did think about that too. However, the images published here are very low resolution and would be useless for the competition which will be requiring images of a much higher resolution for printing.
I’m linking up today with:
Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday
and Lisa from A Cuppa for Mama