The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

SOOC Sunday

For those of you not regular followers of my blog, for the past few days I've been posting about a recent day trip out to Point Reyes National Seashore just above the San Francisco Bay near my home in Sonoma County. The entire day was bad light and thick with fog yet my photo program was able to salvage all the pictures for decent presentation. I am just simply impressed with what technology was able to do in "lifting the fog". Here are a few pictures, Straight Out Of the Camera. Go back to the last few blog entries to view the improved "after" photos.
I use Coral Paint Shop Pro X2 for all my photo fixin's,
EXCEPT these images. They are untouched.
There seems to be some confusion with some as to that point.

For more photos Straight Out Of the Camera click on Murrieta365


  1. don't you just love how technology can make us all look good?! :)

  2. Hi!
    Awesome transformation! Wonderful what we can do with pictures and all the software out there. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  3. I'm a tad confused, I thought these should be SOOC, but you're claiming you used Coral Pain Shop Pro X2!

  4. Jan, these (posted Sunday) are SOOC, but on PREVIOUS posts he used the Coral Paint Shop.

  5. You are right. I never would have guessed you had that fog to contend with on the earlier photos. Great job John.

  6. okay, never mind the question of previous post. now I get it. that's astonishing, really. I sort of like the moodiness of the foggy shots though. I like both versions. you do a great job processing. happy day to you John..

  7. Digital cameras and digital imaging software are the two best things ever! :)

  8. Where would we be without digital? Your transformations are wonderful. The waters on the On legged Willet are brilliant. Light, and such detail. Popping off my screen.


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