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On our little Christmas Eve walk around Mom’s land, Jerry and I were pretty surprised by just how much color was still available in and around the woods. Granted, the color was mostly of a red or orangish shade, but color nonetheless – something we could use for contrast against the otherwise dead or dormant colors of winter. This scene features a little bit of that color, along with some logs and tires, which make any picture better, right? I thought so!
With the exception of a couple of tweaks in Aperture, all of the processing of this image was applied in the new Perfect Effects 4 from onOne Software, an upgrade received as a Christmas gift from my lovely wife. Even though all of the same effects, and new ones as well, are in the new version, the UI has changed up some and it is taking a little time for me to find the presets I like and learn where certain features are located. With that said, the processing capabilities of this software are awesome! I love being able to apply effects selectively and the new Perfect Brush allows pretty precise application of any effect. It allows me to single out elements in an image, like the main log in the image above – I applied at least one effect to it without touching the leaves around it, and do it without having to be perfect with the brush! Awesome! If you haven’t checked out the new Perfect Photo Suite 7 yet, you can do it for 30 days without paying a dime. Check it out here.
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- Aperture: ƒ/11
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D
- Focal length: 17mm
- ISO: 1600
- Shutter speed: 1/40s