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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

Ask What Surprised Them

I was afraid of flying for a long time and could only travel vicariously. When friends came back from faraway places, it wasn't just out of politeness that I asked what they saw. I really wanted to know. And I found the best way to get information out of them was to ask what surprised them. How was the place different from what they expected? This is an extremely useful question. You can ask it of the most unobservant people, and it will extract information they didn't even know they were recording.

The Age of the Essay, Paul Graham, September 2004