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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Sunrise, LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM, January 22, 2012
Sunrise, LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM, January 22, 2012

Experimental workflow

I tried something new here today. Usually I take pictures and import them directly from the camera or card into Adobe Lightroom 3 where they get cataloged, edited, and exported for use here.

Today I tried something a little more convoluted. I took this picture with my iPhone 4 and sent it to my iPad using PhotoSync, an iOS app designed to sync photos between iOS devices and computers over WiFi. On the iPad I adjusted it using Filterstorm 4, a photo editing app I wanted to check out. Then I sent it on to the MacBook Pro using PhotoSync again where I cataloged it in Lightroom and exported it for use here.

Filterstorm 4 does a pretty good job tweaking a picture, in some ways more intuitively than Adobe Lightroom 3 though the verdict is still out whether I like it better. Or better enough to go through the extra file handling steps. One advantage to working on the iPad is I can kick back and edit without firing up the MacBook Pro and hunching over a desk. We shall see...

Night camp

Site 8 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

It's Time to Go Home

The truth about nature is that she is inside us, all around us, just waiting for us to ask her what to do. The truth about civilization is that it was an honest mistake, an invention that was necessary at the time, a mere 30,000 years ago, when nature appeared to be letting us down and we thought we could do better. But now it has outlived its usefulness, and is out of control, and threatens the survival of all life on our planet, so it's time to let it go. It's time to move forward and imagine and invent a new culture, a sustainable one that works for all creatures on Earth, drawing on the best learnings from nature and the best innovations from civilization.

It's time to go home.