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October 17, 2005

Picture of the Day

I shot this image driving into work this morning. I've never seen the lake quite as glassy as it looked this morning, and with the leaves changing, I thought I might be able to get a mildly interesting shot. This image was taken with the Canon EOS 20D on a Bogen(Manfroto) Tripod with pistol grip, remote shutter release, shutter lock-up, circular polarizing filter, and a graduated neutral density 4 f-stop filter. I closed down the aperture all the way to get maximum depth of field, and let the camera set the shutter speed.

I added the border using Photoshop Elements. You'd think that, in the year 2005, they'd have something simple like "Add - Border". Guess again. It's Adobe. If, on the other had, you guessed that they made it mind-numbingly complicated to add a simple border, then go to the head of the class. This border tutorial is something that most humans should be able to decipher. Or, if you're feeling exceptionally lucid, this brief, didactic, 18 minute video explains how to add a border in eleven hundred obtuse, but tedious, steps. He claims that it doesn't affect the original image, which is true if you dismiss the fact that the border, in fact, overlays the image, effectively cropping it.

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Posted by Peenie Wallie on October 17, 2005 at 08:07 PM


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