Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Images Au Naturale

I swore I would never do it, but I did. After countless hours of photography classes, hundreds of cannisters of film, and thousands of prints, I was sure I would not like digital. But a few years ago, I got a really nice digital SLR and I liked it. A lot.

Then I swore I would never do the other thing that happens after you go digitial...use photo editing software. I might have agreed to crop an image here or there, but I swore I would go au naturale and not play with my colors and use photo effects. But about three months ago, I bought Adobe Lightroom and I liked it. A lot.

So I play with my images. I admit it. But I don't do it a great deal. I can't do it that much because I am still learning how to use Lightroom.

But I still love to get shots that I don't want to tweak. Straight out of the camera (SOOC) images that need no assistance are exciting to capture. To harken back to my days of au naturale, here are a few SOOC images.

The early morning light and the stunning mountains need no correction.

The steam off this mountain lake and the rise of the foothills are perfect without any help from me.

And the agency who did the "Go RVing" campaign couldn't have asked for a better sunset.


  1. I have to admit, I don't miss film and I'm glad I don't have to rely on SOOC. :) I don't do much to my photos but I like the flexibility of a crop here and an exposure adjustment there. You nailed that RV shot!

  2. Like you, my first reaction to "Photoshop" was "No. Not for me!" I have since then learned to "never say never!!!"

    Love your TN images. Thanks for pointing me in your direction!

    Nice to "meet you!"