‘STRAIGHTENED’ THE HORIZON‘ PLUS CROPPED’ BOTH BOTTOM & TOP OF THIS PHOTO, ADDED SOME ‘FILL LIGHT’ TO LIGHTEN THE FOREGROUND & THEN SOME ‘GRADUATED TINT’ TO DARKEN THE WASHED OUT SKY, PLUS I ‘SHARPENED’ THE PHOTO TO BRING OUT SOME DETAIL
Tonight’s photos were all taken today & I am going to use some of them in this post to explain a few of the tool buttons used in the PICASA PHOTO EDITING program I & many fellow RV Bloggers use. Each word under the photos has ‘these’ marks around them refers to a specific Picasa button, or tool. Tomorrow night I will pick a couple tools & explain how to use them. Tonight, it’s just photo examples.
COUPLE EXAMPLES OF USING ‘FILL IN FLASH’ PLUS I ADDED SOME ‘FILL LIGHT’ & ‘CROPPED’ THE SKY A BIT ON THE JEEP PHOTO…ADDED SOME ‘GRADUATED TINT’ TO THE SKY TO DARKEN IT DOWN A TAD AS WELL
The little Peachy Princess & I headed off to Goderich this morning on a few errands. Split a Turkey salad sandwich & headed down to the beach & harbor area for a short walk. Our weather has turned much cooler & there was a stiff chilling wind coming in off the lake. As I type this tonight it is pouring rain.
I CORRECTED THE ORIGINAL TOP PHOTO BY FIRST ‘STRAIGHTENING’ THE HORIZON, ‘CROPPED’ BOTH BOTTOM & TOP, ADDED SOME ‘HIGHLIGHT’ & ‘SHARPENED’ THE PHOTO… THEN WENT TO WORK WITH MY ‘RETOUCH’ TOOL TO GET ALL THE DUST SPOTS OUT OF THE PHOTO. LEFT ONE SPOT IN UNDER THE LAST GOOSE AT EXTREME RIGHT…ALSO USED THE ‘RETOUCH’ TOOL TO COMPLETELY TAKE OUT THE FOURTH & FIFTH GEESE WHO WERE BUNDLED TOGETHER
We are at a point in our 'loading of the Motorhome ' now where decisions have to be made. Available space is filling up fast, so looking at the 'stuff for Arizona' pile in the carport I knew today that everything we had hoped to take with us is not going to go. No way I was going to get my electric roto-tiller in anywhere. Dropped my 'south-west brochures to Congress' idea. Too much weight & space involved. Deciding whether to take some gardening tools like a shovel & rakes, or just buy new ones when we get there. And, certainly no room to fit my trusty wheelbarrow in anywhere. Decisions, decisions, but I'm sure we will get it all worked out just fine.
PHOTO ON TOP IS ORIGINAL & UNEDITED…WITH SAME PHOTO I ‘STRAIGHTENED’ THE HORIZON, ADDED ‘AUTO CONTRAST’ & ‘CROPPED’ A BUNCH OF UNNECESSARY SKY OUT. ALSO ‘SHARPENED’ THE PHOTO A BIT
Kelly dug up some additional info on that house & property I had in Thursday's post. She found out there is an air of mystery & intrigue about it's recent past, and an explanation of why it has been sitting empty since August of 2009. First, this police report........
$5.5 Million Drug Raid - BELGRAVE Date: 2009-08-31 09:10:59
By: OPP (Ontario Provincial Police)
(Belgrave, Ontario.) - On August 26, 2009 members of the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau - Drug Enforcement Unit, Western Region Emergency Response Team, Western Region Canine Unit and Huron OPP Crime Unit were conducting a joint forces drug eradication program in the Huron County area.
As a result, an address located at 85043 Marnoch Line in the Municipality of North Huron was identified to have a large outdoor marihuana grow present. A search warrant was sought and executed on August 27, 2009. Police located cannabis marihuana plants worth an estimated street value of 5.5 million dollars. Police also seized items related to the production of cannabis marihuana from the residence.
Duc Hieu PHAM (43yrs) of North Huron, Cong Duc PHAM (76yrs) of North York and Tuong NGUYEN (33yrs) of Scarborough are charged with Production of Cannabis Marihuana and Possession of Cannabis Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking.
All three persons were held in police custody pending bail hearings on August 31, 2009 in the Ontario Court of Justice - Goderich, Ontario.
NO NEED TO HAVE ALL THAT SKY IN THE PHOTO SO ‘CROPPED’ MOST OF IT OUT… ADDED SOME ‘HIGHLIGHT’ TO GIVE THE CLOUDS & WHITECAPS A WHITER LOOK & ‘SHARPENED’ THE PHOTO …ALSO ADDED A TOUCH OF ‘FILL LIGHT’ TO ADD SOME DETAIL TO THE FOREGROUND
Kelly also found out by calling the nearby town of Wingham's District Clerk's Office today that the property is at this moment in the process of changing ownership. Clerk said she did not know if the house has been sold or is being defaulted back to a bank. When Kelly talked to the Realtor Thursday he seemed to be unaware of any sale & said he had been having trouble with the Toronto drug dealer who owned the property. It all seems to be in limbo right now..........
‘CROPPED’ A LOT OF SKY OUT OF THIS PHOTO & ADDED A BIT OF ‘SATURATION’ TO BRING THE COLOR OUT IN THE LEAVES
Angers me to no end to think low life drug peddlers in Toronto would come all the way out here into the peaceful countryside & buy up a beautiful 70 acre farm property to use for no other purpose than to grow, make, & peddle drugs. That explains the trash lying around & the obvious neglect to that property. If it was up to me I would have absolutely no mercy for those scum bag drug dealing #!!%(#:*#}*!! No doubt my photo of that cleared 10 acres in the post Thursday is where they were growing their marihuana .
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ‘CROPPING’… I ALSO ADDED SOME ‘AUTO CONTRAST’ & ‘SHARPENED’ THE PHOTO…HAD THERE BEEN SOME NICE BIG WHITE PUFFY CLOUDS AGAINST A BLUE SKY I MIGHT NOT HAVE CROPPED IT SO MUCH
Over the next few posts I am going to include more photo examples of what you can do with Picasa’s free photo editing program. I know one can do far more with the Photoshop programs but if your looking for a photo program that’s easy to use & doesn’t cost anything, I whole heartedly recommend Picasa.
AN EXAMPLE OF PICASA’S ‘FOCAL B&W’…ONLY THE KAYAKER IS IN COLOR WHILE THE REST OF THE PHOTO IS BLACK & WHITE
COME ON DAD, GET OUT OF THAT CHAIR & LET’S GO JEEPIN………………….
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