Post-processing can truly make a difference
After a month of posting pictures straight off the camera using a smart phone that let me see only very tiny images, it’s rather nice to have the desktop back again.
The Nikon D7000 has some digital manipulation software contained within the camera body and let me do some things like correct horizons that weren’t straight or crudely alter contrast and shadows, but it’s not terribly sophisticated. The biggest constraint lay in my inability to see how pictures looked when on a large screen. Working from the phone, I could not spot, for instance, that images turned out blurry when large.
It also turns out that the screen on my D7000 shows images as far brighter than most computer monitors do, so my editing jobs sometimes looked darker than I would have liked, once uploaded.
So it was a learning experience, but it at least let me add content to the blog sporadically and kept you all in the loop.
As you can see from the image above, processing can make all the difference in the world.