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Picture #20

The first cut is the deepest
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Well, here it is, the first picture I've taken with my new camera.

OK, that's not exactly true. This is actually is the seventh photo I've taken with my new camera. The first six totally sucked. And actually, now that I think about it, I guess I deleted a bunch of photos before I took this one, so this is probably more like the 20th picture I've taken with the new camera. It's the inside of an upside-down dinghy at Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott ... a favorite subject and location for me, but with a new and unfamiliar camera, it took me that many tries to get it the way I wanted.

This hasn't been edited, except to lighten it up a tiny bit, though it definitely needs some work. One of the negatives about the camera I chose is that it tends to be noisy (ie you can see lots of grain in the photo), but that's something that can be fixed with photo editing software. I did buy the cheap version of Photoshop to use at home, but didn't realize it wouldn't work with my operating system, so I've had to upgrade to Windows XP and haven't had a chance to install everything yet. .

3 comments:

ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi I´m Chriswab. Greatings from Germany Bottrop !!

J9 said...

After asking a certain someone if we could take the dinghy out for a spin, I was told "don't ever ask me in public to take my dinghy out... it's a tender.

New camera?

Marti said...

I like it!

I love photos that show things with age..a litle rust, a little wear...it gives them so much more character!

Thanks for sharing, best of luck with the new camera!