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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

Normal Damage

Personally, I've never been normal. But what I've only recently discovered is how much damage being made to feel I should be has done over the years. This is a revelation of the highest order and unspeakably liberating, once you've processed the accumulated side-effects.

from a Grack column by John H Farr, August 25, 2003