Experimenting with Gimp

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One of the nice things about this past weekend was that I was able to take a bunch of photos without much forethought. For example, in Windsor, obviously I wanted to make sure I got some nice photos of the Detroit skyline so I went focused on making sure I got plenty of those to choose from and I did exactly that.

Greenfield Village, on the other hand, was a place that Angela had found and planned out with her parents to go visit, and I hadn’t really had time to really look into what to expect when we got there. That gave me an opportunity to tour through the site as more of a photo-walk than anything else, taking photos that allowed me to play with the camera settings:

Carousel

Or photos that allowed me to play with color enhancement a bit.

Picket Fence          Gazebo

And, naturally, since this is an historic village, I had to play with some of the “aging” effects as well, turning the historic baseball game into a truly historic looking photo.

Ball Team BW

I’m enjoying taking my time and going through these photos. It allows me a bit more time to get creative and develop some more processing skills. I’ve only got a handful up in the Greenfield Village Set for right now, but I should be adding some more in the coming days.

Technorati tags: Flickr, GreenfieldVillage, Photowalking, Gimp

2 Responses

  1. learningtowrite

    I know you’re really busy and all, but it’d be great if you did a short write-up on how you did the color enhancement and aging with The Gimp. I’ve just started messing around with digital photography myself and I have used some of the basic things in The Gimp but not stuff like that.

    I’m sure there are other tutorials out there, but I find your explanations very easy to follow, so if you have the time to write them I’d love to read them.

  2. Mike McBride

    That’s actually something I’ve been thinking about doing, actually showing a before and after processing. I’d say it’s something I do want to start doing, and maybe I’ll try to fit that in around some other projects I have planned for the site, as well as some off line projects.

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