Sunday, June 22, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Having a bit of a play with remove colour in Adobe Photoshop Elements following a session of Black and White with my Thursday evening class. So here is Belinda Swift on the Isle of Skye with her ordnance survey map.
If you have not tried this feature, first using the lasso tool create a selection around the part of your photo which is to remain in colour. Go to select>inverse to select the rest of the image and then enhance>adjust colour>remove colour - hey presto it is done.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Skye 3

Glamaig with a capping cloud - the only cloud visible for

Skye 2

Cooling my feet after a hard day's walking on the Isle of Skye, May 2008.


Ruth Beach of the Austrian Alpine Club taking picture near the summit of Bruach Na Frith, Black Cuillins, Skye, on May 29th 2008.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Sealion at Edinburgh Zoo

Playing with the Nikon D3 at the zoo at the end of May. Went to sealion feeding and got some great pictures with the animal's whiskers.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Nikon Capture NX2

Loaded Nikon's latest version of Capture NX2 this evening and had a bit of a play with it. Tried out "Batch Process" to resize a whole folder of images.
Discovered that with NX2 you have to create a settings file first and save that to a specific location and then apply that to the folder.
Whoops this seems very complicated compared to Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0.
With Elements 6.0 I can simply Batch process a folder to say resize for the web in a matter of minutes without anything complicated.
As usual there are some features you like and others you wish the designers had spent some more time over to simplify. Elements 6.0 is £50 and NX2 is £129.99.

Nikon Capture NX2

Capture NX2 announced at the Nikon Business Conference 2008 yesterday (June 3rd 2008). So that's why Capture NX is being taken out of the D300 and D3 which will no longer ship with the software.
Everyone was trying to get Nikon managers to talk about the D3X but they remained tight-lipped even after quite a few drinks.