Monday, March 19, 2012


Today my body can't decide if it wants to really commit to having a cold or just flit back and forth on the edge of one.  Personally, I would rather not have anything to do with a cold, so I'm eating oranges, taking vitamin C, and hydrating with cold water and hot tea.


And I'm sure those socks are doing something beneficial for me right now.  Guys.  I just need you to know how crazy I am.  I decided I wanted to wear these socks, so I tore apart my sock drawer to find them.  I wasn't even going anywhere special.  It was just so important to me to have those socks right then.

I'm so weird sometimes.

Today there is a Tornado Watch in place til 1 am, so I'm not sleeping in my house tonight.  The last time a tornado came through here I was scared to death that I would blow away in the middle of the night.
So I'm sleeping in The Lower Motels tonight.  The Motels are retreat facilities that are turned into housing for female summer staff when Summer Camp Time comes around.  They hold lots of lovely memories for me and I'm hoping for a good night's sleep to knock this almost-cold off it's feet.

Today I heard people talking about not using the Christmas lights as much any more, which made me incredibly sad, but fortunately I have a whole atrium of permanent Christmas lights that I get to walk through whenever I go to the laundry room.

I love them a lot.

Today I figured I would talk to you about my thoughts on photo editing, because why not?
I've been a "photographer" (definition: someone who takes pictures) for quite a while now, and I now have a fairly nice camera, so I feel a little more like a legitimate photographer than I used to, but the one photographer-thing that I've never had any desire to acquaint myself with is Photoshop.  I've just never had any desire to adulterate my images.  I don't really see any reason to ever have anything to do with pictures that have clearly been "Photoshopped."

However, once upon a time I ran into a photographer friend (a much more legitimate photographer than I) at Java Jack's (where all good things happen), and we just started talking and he mentioned Photoshop Lightroom as being very helpful when you just want to slightly adjust the lighting in a picture.

I must confess, I often want to slightly adjust the lighting in a picture.

So, long story short, I ended up with Lightroom, and became addicted to using it.  The first time I posted "Lightroomed" pictures on this blog was back in September and I haven't stopped since.  But recently I've started feeling like maybe my pictures look too "Photoshopped."

You know, rather than just "Lightroomed."
So, I want you guys to tell me what you think.  Do the pictures on my blog seem too "edited" to you?

I'm pretty sure I'm starting to sound silly right now.  But I already revealed my sock drawer incident, so I might as well show you my other quirks too, right?  But really.  I do want to know what you think.

Oh, that camera lens mug back there?
I thought you'd never ask.  It was a graduation/going away gift from my coworkers at my old job and is definitely one of my prized possessions.

I'm hoping it doesn't blow away tonight while we're separated.

1 comment:

  1. Um, you edit your pictures? Cause I was totally oblivious to this fact. You can take that as:
    a) a complement to your photography skills
    b) a confirmation that you aren't actually editing them too much
    c) a confirmation that at least one of your friends is pretty oblivious
    d) answers a), b), and c) are all true


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