I could spend a lot of words on explaining this journey. It would be colorful, to say the least. Bad words directed at Adobe, references to feeling like an ignored stepchild because I shoot Sony and not Canikon, etc.
Never mind all of that. The new camera pretty much forced me into upgrading Adobe’s Lightroom on my computer… up from version 2 to 3.
And suddenly all of the woes that made me stop using it two years ago were forgotten. It works as it’s supposed to, and it never did before.
And, it allows… no, it encourages me… to go back and review hundreds (probably thousands, though I haven’t gone that far yet) of frames shot in the last couple of years with new eyes.
All of the images below were made while skirting a May storm in Wasco County, Oregon.
Howling Power Lines
Rain on the Horizon
While some of these have been uploaded to Facebook before, previous versions were processed in Photoshop CS4 and required substantial effort to get the RAW file to look the way I had “seen” the frame. All of these were revisited in Lightroom 3, using PS only for final web optimization.
All were shot with the A100. It’s outdated, but it’s fully capable of capturing good images!