Toying with Aperture

My friend and fellow North Carolinian, Lee at Tarheel Ramblings, often posts his beautiful pictures. He will sometimes describe difficult and artistic photography processes, like he did on his last post about HDR photography. I’m not in his league, but I do like to take pictures now and again. When I bought my new computer, I also invested in Apple’s Aperture program. It has a number of filters that make it easy to change a so-so picture into something quite else. Here is my first effort, a shot I took this past fall, from a mountain in Old Fort, NC, just east of Asheville, looking north onto the Blue Ridge. I took it with my Canon xsi in RAW format, and then applied a number of tweaks with Aperture. I’m using it as my desktop photo right now. I don’t usually upload large files like this to my blog, but I wanted to capture as much detail and color as I could.

6 thoughts on “Toying with Aperture”

    1. Hi, Pam!

      Yeah, I've been drooling over the program for some time now, but haven't wanted to fork over the big bucks. Now that I have it and started working with it, I already feel it was totally worth it!

  1. It's a fantastic shot too Ferd. I think you take great shots and with your new application you'll even have better shots. Awesome.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you both. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Lee! I thought so, too. One of the filters I used on this image is called "Tungsten." It brightened up the image in general and gave it the electric blue hue, somehow also enhancing the purplish-pinkish tones of the sunset sky.

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