Saturday, May 10, 2008

Of Blogging and Photos

It's funny how one thing leads to another. Since I started blogging (ahem...), I found a renewed interest in photography. Yeah, I do take pictures now and then: raya, the children's concert, etc. but it's nothing like what I've been experiencing for the past few weeks.

I've been taking pictures of the flowers that grew in my "sekangkang kera" front lawn almost every evening after work. Nasib baik ada my "little helper" (that's what Amani, my daughter, calls herself now). At night, I'd save the pix in my new laptop (...wanted a Tag Heuer, got a Dell XPS instead - more on this next time!). Then, I'd diligently edit each pix using the tools in Windows Photo Gallery. Not satisfied with the results, I tried my hands at Picasa (thanks, Koob!). Hubby suggested the Adobe Photoshop CS3, but I think I'm not ready for that just yet.

So, from this:
(BTW this rose is indeed from my garden...)

to this...

Not bad, right?


'nyau said...

Good petang, fellow blogger. I was just browsing through who else blogs from Subang Jaya, and I came across your blog.

Nice pink rose you have there. Try to play with the camera settings a little then you wouldn't have to rely so much on editing with external softwares.

Koonch said...

Hi 'nyau,

Thanks for the comment. Truth is, belum habis explore the camera settings.

'nyau said...

Btw, Picasa has an easier learning curve than Adobe's Photoshop. Tweaking the photos makes life simple. But I somehow got fed-up of editing photos to sometimes give it a surreal effect, so I ended up taking weird-looking shots with my low-end digital camera. Previously was using a Sony 2 megapixel camera, now slightly better 3.2 megapixel. Sometimes I get to lay my hands on my girlfriends Olympus FE-320 8 megapixel. That's when I start taking macro shots.