Reworking the image of Burgh Mill
13th May 2010
This digital photography course of mine has the hidden benefit of causing me to revisit my old files of photos and having a go at re-working some of them in Photo Shop Elements (PSE).
I don't know if any of you have experience of PSE, but it's functionality is far superior to the proprietory sofware which came with the camera. You have to start with a decent RAW image but then there is so much that can be done to enhance it in the digital darkroom.
Burgh MIll, Nr Aylsham
I used this image of Burgh Mill as a test for a number of features, a photo which cost me a very wet foot when I waded over a flooded meadow last November.
I like the fact that the mill is still in is raw state, ie it hasn't been converted and it's woodwork is all original, if somewhat rotten. It is attached to a beatifully restored mill house, but this is hidden in the trees. The one element which didn't fit was the TV ariel as this poked out above the apex of the roof. I made my first forray into picture manipulation are "lost" the ariel completely. I am sure my effort was clumsy in the extreme but I am pleased with the end result.