I guess the end of 2021 will be featuring titles starting with “Finally”. Anyhow, here at last is the complete Sky Pads 33 version. It seems like today is a day where nothing can go right, electronically speaking. I meant to have this post up hours ago but was thwarted by falling into a rabbit hole of trying to fix things that were not working. Most importantly, my laptop decided not to recognize the 8 photos I took of #33 minutes earlier with my apparently newly fussy old camera. I carefully inserted the SD card into the laptop slot, and only 4 photos (of the same subject but not useful) from a week ago appeared when I tried to open the card in Photoshop. I knew they were on the card, because the camera could read them. I really didn’t want to go out in the windy cold to take the photos again. Taking photos outdoors, which works best for me (oh, did I mention I took them indoors with studio lighting last night but didn’t like the result?) can be problematical in cold climates. So here we are.
Let’s just say that a lot of fussing with the card and the laptop finally produced some photographic results. I loved the detail–much better than what I got last night–but was still not quite satisfied with the lighting. This painting is apparently a too close relative of Sky Pads 31, which gave me a boatload of problems getting the color temperature and the lighting right. So I really needed Photoshop to help out with taming the saturation in the background and increasing it in the lily pads. Lots of fiddling later, it still looks way better in real life but I guess there are some paintings that are never going to reveal themselves fully in photos. As I believe I have used as an excuse in the past, sometimes it’s kind of like trying to photograph stained glass in all its reflective/transparent beauty.
I sympathize about the frustration of photo editing and photo storage. I have been there and had the things you describe. I do not use Photo shop but have had occasional issues with Lightroom Classic. Anyway….these Lilly pads look lovely.
Thanks for the seal of approval Leueen! I’m still trying to figure out why my camera thinks the brand new card I put in it is “corrupted”🙄 Will have to dig a little deeper into that…then I can try to figure out why the bank has again locked me out of the account that they locked me out of last week but had then reinstated me. Their excuse for the lockout was “security reasons”. And of course no one is available to help until tomorrow. Electronics…arrrgh. I won’t even go into the hassle I had, also today, trying to reconcile accounts in Quicken. Somebody doesn’t like me! 😂😂😂
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There is nothing more annoying than technical/IT issues. They can take hours or even days to fix at times. It’s a beautiful painting, and yes, photographs rarely capture the full essence of a painting.
Thanks for commiserating on the IT issue Emma! I’m always amazed at how something that was supposed to be such a time-saving marvel has become often nothing but a time-sucking nuisance!