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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Missed Opportunity


The lake is up in my "playground" Annadel State Park.

This photo was taken with the iPhone default camera.  What is the camera focused on?  I don't know.  Probably some part in the middle of the lake.
The water was perfectly calm and the scene looked much better than this.

The same photo fixed up a little bit with my photo program in my computer.

Another photo taken with a camera app and given 'clarity' treatment from within that app.
This is the same camera app that I discovered the 4 month old cactus flowers a couple posts ago.

On another day there was this lady fishing in the lake and I tried to zoom in on her then treated it as in the above photo.  As you can see it is not sharp (I was hand holding the phone resting it on my bicycle handlebars) and it has a lot of noise in it.  Also I feel the colors are much too vibrant.

This is another shot after I tried to reduce the noise with my laptop photo program.  
Still not sharp because I had zoomed in and the phone wasn't that well stabilized.  

I learned that once I save the image with adjustments made in this app, there is no going back and undoing it.  That's not good.  Also I shouldn't zoom in on anything and need to pay closer attention to the focus point when using the iPhone.  These photos of the lady fishing would have been really nice had I had my Nikon with me but that just isn't practical while riding a mountain bike.  
A very nice photo opportunity lost.







11 comments:

  1. A sad story about the app, but a lot to see for us. Is the lady fishing in a boat or what, she seems almost drowning so deep in the water. Did you have to save her?

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  2. interesting that it doesn't save an unedited version in your phone gallery.

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  3. Always "Save as" and never "overwrite"
    Still good photos. I can't see a boat or her fising pole, she seems to be just hovering over the water and the string is taut with no pole.
    Freeky Deeky!

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  4. I thought you could save unedited photos in the phone gallery.
    Still great photos...

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  5. The lady fishing, is she in one of those floaters? I've seen these before, where the fisherman (or woman) can just sort of float around in a pond to fish. Interesting shots and photo editing. I always save as, just in case.

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  6. Well, they at least gave you something to blog about. And I still like them. I really like that 3rd version of that first shot.

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  7. The scenery is quite enjoyable, John. I would love to see a photo of the bicycle, sometime.

    Peace :)

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