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Lake Kanayama | by Beckywithasmile
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Lake Kanayama

Photo of the week 33

 

After my car broke, I decided I wanted to try cycling to the lake in town. Of course, going by bicycle meant that I was not there during the golden hours or even during great shooting conditions. I had the bright, overhead light of mid-afternoon.

 

I decided to try and take some landscape shots that took into consideration some of the critiques of my last landscape shot.

 

I got home and was quite sad about the very flat colors I had in my camera from the timing of my shot (mid-day).

 

I've been chatting with a friend about various photo things and decided I was going to learn how to do some basic photo editing in GIMP (I can't afford photoshop). I spotted a suggestion on one of my recent photo reads about looking up (photo editor) +photography +tutorials on youtube. I decided to try and see what I got.

 

I found these two:

1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTIBx_JZ3po

2 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKxi0kgC5oQ

 

After watching them, I experimented with color editing and the mid-day flat colors are no longer a problem. This photo is significantly closer to what I actually saw when I was out taking photos

 

What do you think? What would you have done differently?

 

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Taken on August 28, 2011