---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <curtisdeltablues@...> wrote :
Thanks for clearing that up. All beautiful and I guess if I had any smarts I
would have noticed the style difference. Did you take the cloudy shot in black
and white or desaturate it in Photoshop? I always wonder which is better.
My fault for the confusion, it was late and I didn't think before posting and
only realised when I looked at it afterwards.
The cloudy one was processed in Adobe Lightroom which is a simpler program
than Photoshop, and basically used for converting Raw files, which is where the
camera remembers all the data captured by the sensor instead of you getting the
finished J-peg from the camera and trying to adjust that later.
The advantage with Raw files is that you get much more freedom in deciding all
aspects of picture, white balance, exposure, contrast and colour saturation can
all be widely adjusted afterwards. Or as here converted to B&W, the cool thing
is you can alter each colour so it's effect is the same as in the old days when
we used to use different colour filters to change a B&W shot - a red filter
turns a blue sky black for instance.
But the best thing about Lightroom is that it saves the original so you can
have another go later when your skills improve.