Monday, March 2, 2009

The First of Many

Stained Glass

The above photograph was taken the night of my son's recent Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. They meet in the Fellowship Hall of a local church. The Fellowship Hall has a small stage that is always curtained off. The night of the race, the curtains were pulled back from a previous event, and I saw these stained glass windows for the first time in the two years my son has been attending Cub Scout meetings there. Luckily, the setting sun was lighting them up and I had my camera with me. I really like the colors of the glass.

This is also the first image that I have processed with Photoshop CS4. It is quite a bit different from Nikon Capture NX2. I am obviously still learning Photoshop, although, I'm certain that this is just the first of many more photographs I will process with it.

Keep shooting.

3 comments:

Susan I said...

What amazing colors in this shot. Well captured. I too and trying to learn Photoshop but I started with Elements because it was what I could afford. Visit my blog if you get a chance http://myviewfrombehindthecamera.blogspot.com/

I am trying to do a daily photo but just started a few weeks ago.

Susan I said...

What amazing colors in this shot. Well captured. I too and trying to learn Photoshop but I started with Elements because it was what I could afford. Visit my blog if you get a chance http://myviewfrombehindthecamera.blogspot.com/

I am trying to do a daily photo but just started a few weeks ago.

Craig Lee said...

Thank you, Susan. It was the colors that attracted me to the window too. Stained glass has such rich saturated colors when the light hits it just right. I did give them a bit of a boost with the Vibrance setting in Adobe Camera RAW. That affects the less saturated colors and leaves the already saturated colors alone.

I hopped over to your blog. You have some nice images too. I've bookmarked in my browser.