Monday, May 6, 2013

S of A to Z is Sky

Yes! I've been taking pics of the sky.
Sometimes the Kansas sky is just blah..a whiteish gray or just gray or just almost white.
  I've been noticing how some photographers change the skies in some of their pics.   So you're not in favor of this type of photo editing???
I flip/flop...but mostly lean toward flop! and that's because I still haven't been able to do it! I've taken a class, followed tutorials and still haven't been able to do it.
This is what I'm talking about. Ooh and the photo below is not my pics...just one of the tutorials I've tried to follow.
I was told to start taking pics of different skies, with clouds,  so I have, but so far I haven't been able to add/change any of my photos.


Out on the prairie said...

I never change them, I just keep what I like

turquoisemoon said...

Steve, I hear ya! I do that too, but so many times, I have a pic that would just look so much better if I had a decent sky. Much more dramatic and, at least in my case, more artistic.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Keep working on sky editing techniques -- you'll master them eventually! (Says one who never edits any photos because I don't have Clue One, LOL!)

One Fly said...

I didn't know you could switch skys. If that's done then it becomes not a real picture. As with movies - much of what you watch is computer generated. Maybe the kid that hit the soccer ref who died thought he'd get up after watching so many do so in movies.

The reason is similar to why I choose not to wear sun glasses except when it's a safety factor with severe glare. I want to see what things look like for real.

I'm serious now - why do people want to go through life looking at the world in different colors that what they really are.

turquoisemoon said...

Debra, I will... I have learned to whiten teeth, but how much whiter can I do mine and Lucy's??? There's a free place I also go to and I've got it pretty well mastered. Picasa is free and it's really fun.

Fly, Yes! If I knew how, I would change skies. And, because it's fun and creative!!! I like making a pic black & white, maybe leaving one tulip yellow. I'd like to give a stationary train or building clouds that make it look mysterious. hahaha...I knew I'd eventually find something we didn't agree on!!! LOL!!! Also...I wear sunglasses!!! Sheesh...this is the most fun I've had all day.

One Fly said...

Most of the time I'm disappointed the way my sky's look. You get a big pass on the sunglasses.

Cloudia said...

Nice sky shots!


Arkansas Patti said...

Is that what a blue sky looks like? It has been so long. Seriously, I wish I could edit. My pictures never show what my eyes saw.

turquoisemoon said...

Fly, hahaha...I love my sunglasses. Got them off the net and they're bifocals and they were cheap. Get tired of paying high dollar for stuff that should be reasonable. Anyway, hahaha... Yeah, I'm normally disappointed with my skies too. That's why I want to learn to put different ones in my pictures.

Cloudia, Thanks...just don't have many good clouds in Kansas. The sky tends to be grayish, especially in August. Ugh!!!

Patti, It's been a long time, hasn't it??? We finally had sunshine today. That's exactly how I feel, and that's why I like doing some editing. Patti, Picasa is a free download and lots of fun and it's easy. It can't do everything that's in photoshop, but even I figured out Picasa. Sometimes, I can't create the pic I saw in my head, but can get close...and that's fun!


I know what you mean about skies. I have a formula that works for me. On overcast days I try my hardest to take photos that don't need a sky. On the beautiful sky days I include the sky. I grumble a lot when I'm editing -- not a good time to interrupt me. -- barbara

turquoisemoon said...

Barbara, Ooh I know! I don't even answer the phone when editing. One wrong click can ruin an hours worth of work...or even lose a pic.