Photo stuff


I-26 near N.C. border, 2007

It has been raining; a ground soaking drizzle. This should be the final push for leaf color in my area. Come Saturday, and after we see Keegan off, I hope to again hit the Watauga Lake area and the Dennis Cove-Walnut Mt.-Buck Mt. area. Laurel Fork in the cove is extremely photogenic and for someone who can do a bit of walking, there are several waterfalls on the creek. Sunday or Monday I want to catch Clark’s Creek; it is where yesterday’s photo was made.
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Megashot is quickly approaching the 1,500 member mark and is doing much better than expected. We have a new Wedding Photography community which I think will be much used; seems a lot of people want to learn the ins and outs of that genre. The Explore feature and contests could use a lot more entries. One of the surprising things that is widely used is the Critique Forum; it has been a big draw especially for new members. The forum is only three months old and already has more than 1,000 photos submitted for critique. I am not good enough of a photographer to help much there, but I do what I can. Flickr group administrators are begging their members to submit photos for critiquing but with little interest shown as a result. Flickr was never designed for such; it was a social site for youngsters from the get-go. Megashot can be used for socializing and probably is by some members, but it is more of a site for people whom want to share and learn.
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A tip from my own Megashot profile:

If you over-sharpen a photo a bit, a quick fix may sometimes be made by merely using your software “Despeckle” tool. It can remove some of the small highlights caused by sharpening.
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Have a Wednesday!

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  1. Your megashot world is beautiful, my friend. I hope Sunday will be good for you. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks, Jola.
    Most of the photos on Megashot come from my Flickr photostream. πŸ™‚

  3. Some of them are from Flickr, yes, and some of them are quite new for me. πŸ™‚

  4. If you bring home a bag of such beautiful leaves will they stay that color? or do they continue on to turn brown? Such a lovely picture.

  5. Many of the photos are some I had not considered putting anywhere, but am now using them in the Megashot contests; not to try to win, but to give others something to vote on when the contest slows down a bit. If you see any there that you would like on Flickr, let me know and I will put them up.

    Thanks, Jola. πŸ™‚

  6. You can keep some of the color if you keep them out of sunlight, but they will eventually fade to brown. The biggest problem is when they dry out; they crumble.

    Thanks, Tammy.


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