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Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:22 pm
by Utah Baker
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Not Vermont, but close, the church in Sugar Hill, NH. Taken by my daughter about 7:30 this morning. To pretty not to share. Told her to not cut off the steeple next time! :wink:

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 pm
by ctyanky
Tim: I'm just getting to see all these amazing shots, and of course, I love that bald eagle photo. They are my favorite bird and I get to see them occasionally which simply astounds me!

I'm hoping to see some of your sugaring photos soon as the sweet season approaches. I'm craving maple syrup lately with thoughts of pancakes and French toast drenched in Vermont's golden liquid! They've started sugaring in CT already and I just love visiting the sugar houses. Hope you get out soon and post some of your finds! :D

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:08 pm
by Utah Baker
Hi Mister R! Sorry I have not visited here for a while and did not see your question. Looks like you got some response though. I personally have been using Lightroom 5, I find it easy to navigate and it has suited my needs as a novice. I just posted some photos I took the end of May on the Foliage Forum under CT's post 50 Shades of Green. Best of Luck!

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:40 am
by Andy
EDIT: LOL. It appears I should read my own sign-off :shock: . Mr. R appears to have been a spammer and I believe he was politely (or perhaps not :D ) invited to leave.

Hi Mr R: First, welcome to our forums! I hope that in spite of the echos in the hallway :D , you will stick around for the fall, when "school is back in session."

As you have perhaps concluded, this place is pretty quiet during the non-foliage months! :( . When we started the Photography Forum, we hoped and expected that it would be more of a year-round thing, but the real deal around here is and will always be the foliage forum, which is pretty active from about now through the end of October, and then - like a black bear - seems to go back into hibernation :D

As to your question, I do all of my own re-touching personally. In my experience, most photographers do that. There are so many resources available that cost shouldn't be much of an issue. The problem with retouching services is that once you get beyond the basics, which are really easy to learn, you are now letting somebody else determine your vision.

I use Photoshop. For me, it is as much a resistance to change than anything. I have been using Photoshop since perhaps version 2 or 3. Back then, it was really the only game in town. Light Room wasn't out then. There were some other "light" photo applications by Adobe back then, but they only went to the basics.

The good news is that today there are lots of alternatives and some of them are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. Most of them are pretty capable these days. If I were to recommend a program to a seriously interested photographer, today I would recommend Light Room (which is kind of pricey) or OnOne which is still a cost, but more reasonable, and very capable. I know there is at least one out there (Pixlr, I believe) which is free.

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:23 am
by Britchess
In hopes of keeping this thread going...

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Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:42 am
by Utah Baker
Britchess, wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:38 am
by Andy
Hi Britches: I especially love the red covered bridge with the stream in the snow. One of the things I would like to have done with my own portfolio, was more winter images. They are very difficult, in my view, especially when shooting color. You really need something like open running water and/or a bright contrasting element. This one really works!

Is the church in Sharon? It looks very familiar to me.

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:41 am
by Andy
Tim: Sorry I didn't post earlier, but I just now saw your images here. That Foster Covered Bridge image is SPECTACULAR!

Re: Can we get some Vermont photography going again?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm
by Britchess
Thanks Utah and Andy!

Yes, that church is in Sharon. I stumbled upon it while heading to Cabot last year.