I visit a number of photography blogs and every now and then I’m inspired to try something different with the processing of the photos.   I’m limited to some extent with the programs I have, Photoscape, and Picasa…I also have gimp but I’ve not taken the time to get into it.  recently I”ve seen a few blogs who are using some form of HDR effect, which I rather like so I checked Picasa and it has a setting called HDR-ish…so I gave it a try with a couple of my photos…if you’ve been visiting for awhile you will know I’ve a thing for gnarly, naked trees…the waterfront on Lake Nipissing offers a few great ones due to the very high winds blowing regularly in the area…below is the original photo.


below I’ve used the HDR-ish setting…

of course this one is a simple black and white…more dramatic…


this one is black & white with HDR-ish used…b.w.HDR-ish.twobenttrees.2013

14 responses

  1. I like your pictures maybe you could try the program Snapseed have a look at my photo blog hannophenn.wordpress.com .Maybe I can inspire you a bit.

    April 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    • thank you Hanno…yes I will take a look at your photo blog…I’ve never heard of Snapseed but will definitly check it out. I’m a beginner when it comes to photography… I’m inspired by everything I see… 🙂

      April 28, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      • I am pleased that you check out my pictures and if you need help with photography just ask I will try to help you if I can.

        April 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  2. I really like the contrasts between them, I too use snapseed and absolutely love it 🙂

    April 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    • thanks andy…I’ve never heard of snapseed but will check it out!

      April 29, 2013 at 2:15 am

      • I think you’ll like it 🙂 wonder why the heck wordpress unfollowed me to you though. I swear wordpress is driving me nutso 😦

        April 29, 2013 at 3:09 am

      • I’ve been having issues with wordpress myself…they have unfollowed people, they have me following blogs I’ve never visited and I’ve also had some issues doing posts…like many systems they are very buggy right now…this just began for me about a month or so ago…I suppose we should be sending them an email letting them know what is going on???

        April 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      • Oh I have, believe me! I have sent so many FYI’s and complaints I think they got me on their spam filters! thing is I am not a fan of blogspot so I’m stuck using here for now 😦

        April 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      • lol…I suppose they have a million from fyi’s and complaints…I’m sure they do what they can…I’ve actually got a blogspot blog and while I don’t hate it I do prefer WordPress…so I fix what I can in the coding section(I took a beginners HTML course centuries ago 🙂 )and refollow and unfollow… 🙂

        April 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      • I’ve had a few awkward moments with people who go “suuuure’ when I explain to them that I didn’t unfollow them and that It is wordpress sigh! :S

        Blogspot lacks tools that wordpress offers and lack of ‘reader’ link doesn’t help either :\

        April 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  3. B/W looks cool 🙂

    April 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

  4. Stark & beautiful!

    May 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    • thank you Cindy…I was trying to figure out just what my photo editing program could do.. 🙂

      May 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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