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Now see my hubby had to stop me in the beginning of all this pond stuff as I would have built a lake on our property way back when I was younger and a real warrior w/a shovel!
 
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Now see my hubby had to stop me in the beginning of all this pond stuff as I would have built a lake on our property way back when I was younger and a real warrior w/a shovel!
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After several years of refusing to photoshop pictures. I now look at it as a step of art to the photography adding a little twist to the photo or highlighting what's not picked up by the camera. So seeing as the kids have all flown the coop and I actually had some free time I went for it with Lightroom and a new pc. Prices are just stupid with what we are doing to our selves. So I went back and picked out a few pics to see what I could do with them, and I surprised myself. So I thought I'd share with the critics here and see what your screens see . That's one thing I found after trying three different monitors is the color variances it's crazy how much they differView attachment 145914View attachment 145915View attachment 145917View attachment 145918View attachment 145919View attachment 145920View attachment 145921View attachment 145922
GB; I've never really been a huge fan of 'altering' pics, though do admit (and use in post) software which helps pull out detail out of shadow where necessary. It helps me not worry as much when just taking the pic as with RAW, you have that latitude. The ones above, without knowing/seeing the original, I just take for what you presented and I like most of them. The ones where you HDR'd, that's not my cup of tea. Nice for what they are and as you know, art is subjective; what I like, others may not. That's just the nature. But glad you're having fun learning new tricks/things and getting something out of your pics (again!).

I remember the time my wife and I were on our honeymoon and we could afford Hawaii. I was dying for a palm tree silhouette against a sunset. Well, I TOOK a lot of pics but maybe the season/weather wasn't on our side or true to the various images I'd seen onine and in mags, but I never got 'that' shot. So, enter PS and all it's magical tools. By the time i got done, oh, I had my silhouette against a red/yellow background, clouds included, ocean doing its thing.

Probably the number one piece of software that has given me the most enjoyment, HAS been Photoshop, but I'm more into creation of book covers, animated gifs, poster art, and image composition ala the recent Warrior Queen JDub, above. It's come in handy for design work for the pond and yard. I design hockey jerseys to be custom made, along with some shirts and custom tees. I've used it to composite layers for video intros, though by no means an After Effects type setup. I've had old pics I've recovered and fixed, from the 80s, turning film into digital. I've used it to actually preview what a room would look like painted/wallpapered a different color etc. Even once put different hair styles in for my wife, just to show what $100 was going to get/do to her. And of course, tweaked pics of the kids growing up to be framed and hung (the pics, NOT the kids!).

Btw, did you use PS or Lightroom to do the adjustments? PS is more for image manipulation with Lightroom more for photo manipulation on a more limited basis and geared toward actual photography. There's a big difference in purpose. Just curious.
 
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Lightroom, I have owned photo shop for over a decade and never used it . it was too much of a monster and lightroom was bad enough, I disspise adobe Absolutely the WORST company i have ever dealt with , I can not wait for the day dxo, Luminex or others better Adobe so i can burn the programs.
 
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Still sitting on the boat, if we stay awake we will watch the fireworks.

Had the outside deck laser measured for new decking cover. Aqua traction, makes the deck less slippery and comfy.
Not our boat, but what it will look like.
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Current sitting area, gray outdoor carpet that is a bit worn. Falling apart He said he will put the Carver logo in this area.
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The steps are what our boat currently looks like. All the flat areas will be covered. Make the steps a lot safer. We get on and off the boat via them dependent on the tide level. High tide, the way in low tide we come up the side of the boat via a 4 step "ladder"

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@addy1 one product that works well for dirt ground in fiberglass steps is gojo with pumice. hell of a new life style
 

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Thanks I have used gojo for my hands, removes all sort of stuff. Will give it a try on the fiberglass. The steps will be covered once we climb up to 60f can't do before ow the glue does not stick well.
 

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Thanks I have used gojo for my hands, removes all sort of stuff. Will give it a try on the fiberglass. The steps will be covered once we climb up to 60f can't do before ow the glue does not stick well.
geez, Super Boss has ta kick back and take it easy, JUS' cuz the temp ain't 'warm enough'. DAyum, I needs ta figure that lottery stuff out, or sumthin....
 
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first time I've ever heard you admit you were a 'regular' queen; makes one think, ya know? :oops::p:p:p
Watch it I still have my inner Queen w/the shovel glowing inside me that could develope into a siggy at the click of a button! Lets give it a look see. I will have to shrink it up a bit tho.

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