It’s funny – four days into 2019 and my computer died.
My trusty pavilion 15 from Hewlett Packard decided to pop off its mortal coil and join the choir invisible. Switching it on – it gave its warnings – beeps beeps and more beeps. It was – in effect – a dead parrot
(Cue Cleese, – It is no more – it has ceased to be – gone to the great tech cloud – Yada Yada)
It’s death was confirmed by the tech expert at my local Currys store, where, after a brief period of mourning and a check of the finances, I purchased its younger brother (slightly better spec, different colour, No need to update to Windows 10 ….)
I will however miss the old one (we had some good times….(SOB!))
This is a photography post with a bit of a difference.
I mean – what do i do with a pic after i’ve taken it ?
With my new Nikon Camera (i use that term very loosely) I can already adapt a photograph thanks to the imaging tools on the camera
OK if i just want to switch the image from Colour to Black and White, and add a bit of Sepia, but what about an artistic angle ?
Here’s an original photo of the Fort at Albufeira in the Algarve, taken with my Sony DSC H-300 Bridge Camera
It looks good enough – i particularly like the anchor 🙂 but with a few tweeks using my Art Programs i get some lovely effects. This photo was edited with the latest edition of Corel painter essentials, but I also have a copy of adobes photoshop essentials to hand, should I want to create any layered effects.
Here’s the same photograph using an oil effect – very impressionist……
Here’s the photo using what Corel call a “Coloured Pencil” Effect
and here’s one using a “Modern” paint effect
They’re all a bit abstract in their way but they produced some great artwork!
ever get one of those days when nothing goes right ?
Thursday evening – and i’m going through the snaps i took with the D3100 the other day.
Now take a look, this is how my dear computer judges what my camera thinks my outside lawn looks like. It could be it was fooled by the Manchester weather, and in its defence it was throwing down stairrods when i took the pic. But then again, i have been confined to the house the last few days – thanks to a bug i picked up (don’t worry – the cold remedy has worked)
Now before it throws another strop – here’s evidence for the prosecution – it worked perfectly well when i was doing my black and white shots in the kitchen.
and it liked the pics of the spoons
It even liked the black and white shot i took of the Coffee, Sugar and Tea Jugs
So i’m starting to think – my poor old camera has caught a cold (sic)
Or that the gremlin that lives on my computer (hereby known as the update wizard) has attacked my computers ability to work out colour!