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AlwaysAl

Thanks for looking. I always appreciate your comments and suggestions (and the chance to visit your galleries).
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  • Autumnal Series - Conifer Forest Ferns & Lichens

    Great colour and texture
    • 3 Nov 2017 1:11PM
  • Autumnal Series - Beech Trees Avenue

    Beautiful scene
    • 29 Oct 2017 2:15AM
  • Strike Up the Band

    Hi Norman,
    I like the software. For anyone's curiosity, it is available as a free download (leaves watermarks so save under a new name) to try.

    Initially, tried the software after reading reviews, liked the potential but postponed "committing" due to the fact it was supplied on a rental, per month basis. Recently, Photolemur's approach changed and allowed for outright purchase, which I did. They've just finished updating the software (at no charge) and the results are noticeably better, although I couldn't fault the previous results.

    Personally, my preference is to shoot in RAW format and through Adobe Bridge use Camera Raw and Photoshop in post-processing. This post-processing route allows me to clean the image (sometimes I have a lot of cleaning to do!!) but they generally the "finished" image never seem to "pop". This is where I find Photolemur fits in, it seems to bring that edge to the final image. I had previously tried some Photoshop "actions" and various other add-ons but didn't find they gave me the same edge as this piece of software.

    There's no doubt the Adobe package can probably do this but, at this time, that's beyond my expertise with respect to the myriad of embedded options available. So, perhaps, Photolemur is an easy way out, rather than spending more time learning and practicing Photoshop but you've got to have time to enjoy the hobby and capture those images to process.

    Thanks, Al
    • 9 Aug 2017 11:40AM
  • Waiting

    • 13 Oct 2015 4:22AM
  • Sugar Shack


    Quote:Looks like a touch of HDR, the colour is so rich, yet Pentax can do that. I may seem confused but this is one hell of a good image. TG

    Thanks again Tony. You are correct about the HDR. I usually shoot in RAW so the Pentax HDR option isn't there but I do use the option to shoot five images of varying exposure. These are then assembled and worked in Photomatix software.
    • 12 Oct 2015 10:03PM
  • Farm Lane

    Thanks for your comments on my portfolio!
    There's a story for this location. At one point, this what what we would call a hobby farm where an Executive raised prize cattle as a hobby so money and infrastructure appeared to be no object...I guess in hindsight, he did work for a meat packer. Anyway, when he left this world, he bequeathed his agricultural holdings to the local conservation authority. I don't think they really know what to do with it except let people go there to walk. The one thing they do is paint all of the foundations and outbuildings (nothing open for the public) with a stark white-wash yet they leave the barn boards as original. Probably only budgeted for one colour lol. With the damp, dull day, the barn boards looked really stark against the orange leaves so I was thankful for the lack of paint. Small note, the Pacino movie "The Recruit" shot the farm scenes here.
    • 11 Oct 2015 1:15PM
  • Jessica

    Thanks Peter! Jessica was great to work with.
    • 6 Aug 2013 2:18AM
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  • Unique portfolio, interesting perspective...there's something about the drama of B&W that you've exercised superbly. Al
    • Posted on imagio's profile
    • 19 Jul 2007 4:21PM
  • Hi Tom,

    Great colours and saturation (subjects are well chosen also)! Al