Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
A Christmas Ghost
by admin - 16:19 on 20 December 2012
Today was the day I intended to embark on the first of a series of snappery outings to boost what, when I consider it objectively, is a pretty unimpressive archive. Some snappers have thousands of images on their hard drives; I have mere hundreds, and many of those aren't worth keeping.
So the time had come to roam with an open mind and return with a disk filled with award-winning snaps to impress The Serious Lenses at Dingwall Camera Club and prove to Squirrel James that there's more to life than squirrels.
But it rained. And when it wasn't raining it was cold, damp and miserable. Not a fun day out.
Instead, I stayed indoors, fiddled with Photoshop and produced a pre-Christmas ghost.
This is unlikely to win praise from The Serious Lenses, for a recent presentation of winning Scottish Photographic Federation images produced much chuntering in some quarters about Photoshoppery run riot, followed by philosophising about what is and isn't a photograph.
My effort is quite restrained, in comparison, although I have a few avant garde ideas tucked away for further rainy days. Whether I have the Photoshop skills is another matter.
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