…well, whenever the sun sets tonight wherever you are to whenever it sets on May 1st. Here’s your informative Wikipedia link: Beltane.
I was gonna take the week off of touching old photos and Photoshop but just because it’s Beltane/May Day here’s a summer nature photo from like 2010 or something insane like that. I still can’t believe I survived the 2012 apocalypse.
It’s kinda heavily touched up but whatever. Enjoy it, I may not bombard your inboxes for a little while because like, I need a break from postprocessing and sorting.
Basically I just finished renaming the photos that I think are worthwhile in my archive (all 831 of them). So I can go back out with the camera without feeling (as) guilty about workflow habits. I’m actually in a place where I’ve got an organizational system assembling itself.
In terms of further organization, etc., I’m going to create galleries and portfolios from that set. 831 sounds like a lot to go through but it’s not whatever I had before (try 15-20,000 shots total). Plus of those 831 I don’t think all of them are going to make the second cut, but we’ll see what happens. I’ve got to go ahead and retouch them all up, and some of them I’m sure I won’t even bother with after looking at them.
So there’s steady progress towards things I’ve been putting off for ages finally. And I’ll be going out with the camera again to get more shots. Okay, that’s it for now.
So I’m still renaming the files of the images I’m keeping for the final cut (I need to learn Python and Lightroom, seriously), but here’s one I played with when I got bored, using two filters from the Nik collection that Google decided to give out for free (they work in Photoshop).
It wasn’t actually foggy, and it was more like the sunlight washed out the branches towards the top so I masked it with the fog and made it black and white. Pretty happy with the results. But it’s really a photo edit, not a true shot.
I’ve dusted off the camera, and took about 60 photos today; I’ll be posting the good ones. They’re off the James River Park system (Southside trail and Belle Isle).
Also I’ve ditched the site’s old name for Adam Shurte Photography again.