Halloween Has Come & Gone


And I just let it.
Not a fan anymore.
I still like some of the old Horror movies from Hammer like Christopher Lee’s Dracula, but I’ve never been a fan of horror films. I used to love Trick or Treating & getting the biggest haul I could.
Our culture is very different from the 50’s & 60’s. If I had children or grandchildren I don’t know if I would allow them to “beg” at the homes of strangers.

I live way out in the country in a secure apartment building now that does not allow trick or treaters, though I stopped giving out candy many years before simply because of the late hours I worked. Once my kids grew up & moved out, no more “beggars.”
I hope everyone had a safe Holiday time for those that celebrate this or Dia de los Muertos.

 

Correcting or Altering Photos

This is the way purple Coneflowers are supposed to look.

The following were seriously underexposed photos that were corrected as best as I could. It really changed the over all appearance and color compared to the top two photos. Am I the only one that hangs on to bad shots & tries to fix them like this?

Granted, it’s unique and interesting in it’s own way, but they really look “blah” compared to the the top two photos taken. Below are two that I tried with less color saturation so they would look less bright and garish.

Another example of underexposed coneflowers I corrected but would have looked so much better if the exposure was right. I am really not sure what was going on with my camera at the time this happened. Sometimes I manually adjust for the lighting & forget to change it back.

The next photo didn’t have an exposure problem but one that I didn’t notice in the field while taking it. There was part of a plant in the foreground to the left I didn’t notice at the time I took the shot. It ruined what could have been a decent photograph.