I was driving down the highway, looked to my right, and WOW! A weathered barn with a horse grazing in the field beside it. This is somewhere I want to use in the background of a picture! So I raced home, just to return as the sun was setting very, very quickly. It was pink, and orange, and blue – oh wait, that’s on the other side of the highway. You have about 20 minutes to figure out how to get the look you’re imagining with this side. Focus!
Turn the camera on, snap a quick shot to see how it looks. FLASH! Crud, there goes the horse…. running right out of my scene like I was paparazzi or something. Ok, set the dial to M try a couple other settings, too dark, still too dark, too flat, too windy, weird angle, oops she moved, oops I moved, oh that might be a good one! Well, here they are straight out of the camera. I don’t want to spend too much time with Photoscape since I know I’ll be getting PSE9 in a couple days. Or maybe Lightroom. I need to decide quick!