Wednesday, 17 August 2011

new 52 | acr and randomness

On thing that I've been meaning to do for ages and ages is getting comfortable with ACR editing. Yah, I know, after so many years photographing and working with PS, I still couldn't get my photos looking like I wanted them to in ACR. Pathetic. It was something about the white balance that I just never could get right. This of course means that I have been forced to always shoot JPEG, no matter if I wanted to or not.

So I figured I needed to just open a boatload of photos in ACR and just work, work, and work until I started feeling comfortable with the results. Of course that kind of approach takes time. Time that I felt I never had. But in the past couple of months I have given it a go, and I feel like I'm almost to the point of basic comfort. I always open every photo in ACR now, to see what I can do with it there before going to regular PS mode. So I guess I should call this one done and dusted. Sometimes I wish learning was like pushing a button, or taking a pill - on single action on my part and hey presto, I'm done.

Last week I also bowled for the first time in ten years or so. Due to severe back issues in my past I haven't been able to, or even dared try. But I got through almost an hour before it started to take its toll. Not that it has mattered all that much. I have always been very bad at bowling. One could accurately say that I quite frankly suck at it. But this time I at least managed to get past 100 points. Way chuffed about that.



For dinner at my mother's place on Saturday I baked chocolate butterfly cakes with lemon butter cream. I've been eyeing these for some time, not really understanding how to get the wings like that. What a duh! moment it was when I understood that it was simply to cut a round off the top and half it.



I guess all in all, a pretty good turnout for a week where I spent most of the time vertically on the sofa watching telly.

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