you wouldn't believe

March 18, '06:

So, if I were to count the hours I spent with this photo open on my computer.. well, we're just not going to, and that's that.


Really what's crazy is that I finally took some time to do some real reading. As in, I read bazillions of tutorials on Photoshop--the most important lessons being how to use levels and curves. Hoooolllly crap those two tools alone.. just, wow. The tutorials on that guy's site rock.


Letsee when did I take this...

Ah. It was the Saturday Mary and I talked for the first time in a while, where she was so encouraging about my photography and we ended up making plans for the future. Yesh. Anyway, beeeeefore that I decided I just needed to get out of the house, so I drove way out to Matthews and found myself at Target, where I wandered aimlessly for a while, eventually settling on some weightlifting-type gloves to provide a little protection for my hands when practicing capoeira on pavement (an issue I deal with daily) and a rather-interesting why-not purchase.


Afterwards I went over to Panera bread. Which I also ate at three days later with Danielle, but uhh, ... roight. After THAT, I noticed the sun was setting, so went on a hike to get up to higher ground and found myself right off a freeway exit ramp, where I took a handful of shots. Good times.

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  • Ryan Aroha 9y

    For fun, here's the original; unedited and deliberately overexposed:
  • Barry 9y

    Beautiful sunset, love the composition.
  • Ryan Aroha 9y

    Thanks Barry. I thought of you and your dark deep-color sunsets quite a few times while I was playing around with this bad boy. =)
  • Karin Sawhill 9y

    Wow! I didn't know you could change it that much! Awesome!
  • Alex 9y

    Thanks for leaving this link.
    Lovely colours and magnificent sunset.
  • Ryan Aroha 9y

    You D man Alex. =)
  • Ryan Aroha 9y

    I just opened up the original raw file for fun to see how quick I could come up with something that I liked. had the settings all done with 3 or 4 steps in ten minutes. And it looks better. (Not that anyone would be able to remember the difference.) Good times.
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