I love my camera. Have you figured that out yet? But in conjunction with the camera, I love PSP. Well, any photo editing software really. I'd say Photoshop because everyone would know what I am talking about, but I use Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Anywho- I love messing with the different tweaks you can give a photo to make it pop that much more. I've been using some of our Ranch pictures (hope you're not sick of them cuz I have one more post on the ranch to go) and trying to get the perfect picture. I understand, however that one person's perfect exposure is not the others so what looks perfect to me might look over processed to you. Anyway, I want to know what you think. It's funny. When I inspected the pictures on the viewfinder, while they were still in the camera I loved them. They were perfect in my mind. Didn't stop me from trying a little *brighten* here and *sharpen* there.
On the left is the SOOC (Straight out of camera) shot and the right is my PSP alteration.
This one I colored the drab and cloudy sky blue.. I desperately need to work on my technique but color wise, I like it.
This one is my favorite, I think. I just love how it turned out.When I look at the two, side-by-side I see (Left) drab and boring next to (Right) POW! Crisp and vibrant! Just look at the foliage... I looks like you can reach out and touch it!!!
Do you like brighter pictures with a higher exposure or more contrasty pictures with lower exposure?