I felt honored

Picture of the Moment

The Pacific Photographic Society (PPS) to which I belong is a Meetup group.

That’s how I found out about it.

After each event—and we have billions and billions of events!—each event attendee is allowed to upload no more than ten photos to our Meetup photo album for that event.

Everyone browses the pictures and sometimes comments.

Along with the picture of Cleo (see this post), this picture got the most comments:


Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

The owner of the garden, herself an extremely good photographer with equipment far superior to mine, and a member of PPS, had this to say:

“This is an interesting interpretation of this subject. I like what you have done with the texture.”

I felt honored.

The original picture was all drab, some of it having to do with it being a dull, drab, overcast, gray, rainy day. However, I have discovered that within those dull, drab, My wise old grandmothergray colors are many other colors wanting to get out. Photoshop to the rescue!

As my wise old grandmother (picture ►) would say:

“What comes out of the camera is just the basics to start with.”

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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4 thoughts on “I felt honored

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      You can have a lot of fun with a decent camera, although today’s indecent cameras can do what decent cameras did 10 years ago. If all one has is an indecent camera, Photoshop, GIMP, ACDsee, PaintShop Pro, and the many other digital editing programs, free and otherwise, can make the pictures from any camera look like them came from a decent camera.

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