Tonight's session at the College for Higher Photography was an introduction to using Photoshop Elements. Just the very basic stuff but the two images above represent the before and after. I had produced the left hand image using HDR and Adobe Lightroom but I was never completely happy with it because of a sunspot on the slopes of the Bealach in the background. I tried cloning this out in Lightroom but failed to get the resutl I wanted, so I tried it in PSE with a bit more success. I also decided to try and reduce most of the colour and focus on the red roof and the blue string holding the door closed. I quite like this effect but I think there will still need to be a bit of messing around. Interestingly I think I have not yet explored all the options in Lightroom either so the coming months will be focused upon trying out the different tools and effects on the images for the Higher project and we will see what happens.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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