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Before and after St. Ninians- Weekly Prompts: Edit

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

Our weekend photo challenge here on Weekly prompts is EDIT!
Do you edit your photographs before inserting into your blog posts?
How often do you pre-edit and by that I mean do you take notice of everything in the background before you take your photo; do you stage manage your shots or is the stack of dirty dishes in the background still there when you finally showcase the picture to the world?
Feel free to use the word in any way you wish, show us your edited photographs, or tell us all about your edits the choice is yours!

Well I think it is safe to say I always edit my photos, sometimes to the point of destruction, but sometimes minimally.  I edit in Lightroom and Photoshop.  They never reach my blog straight from the camera, even if I have shot in Jpeg rather than Raw, there is always a little touch up.  Generally this is just to bring them in line with what I saw in my minds eye when I took the shot, but sometimes….

I sometimes stage manage shots, and would like to think I take notice of the things that are in frame as I look through the viewfinder.  However I do get home to a fair number of shots that have that, what is that doing in the shot, I didn’t see that, and sometimes this randomness makes or breaks the photo.

Of course sometimes I just snap away, but generally I take a bit of time to compose.

So a shot straight from the a6000 below:

‘Before’, St. Ninians, 2018.Before

Fairly acceptable, but not how my imagination coloured it, a minimal edit later and it looks a bit more like the inside of my mind.

‘After’, St. Ninians, 2018.After

I  would probably go a lot further with this image, try and reclaim a small amount of that purple hue in the sky, maybe in another post.


Visit to Dumfries and Galloway IV – July 2018 [Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle.]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 4th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle. [97 Photos]

Zeus at the cave – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Toys

In this weeks challenge Dutch goes the Photo! asks:

For this week’s challenge, share some of your favorite toys, whether they are found in everyday objects or true expressions of a creative mind.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you may share in these images!

So here is a picture of Zeus at a cave – for those of you who want to know the Cave is St. Ninian’s cave in Dumfries and Galloway, a photo taken on our recent trip to scotland.


The toy, I have fond memories of Playmobil figures even though I had few.  One of the benefits of having a classicist as a wife is we get to buy these. One of the benefits of us both being big kids is that we may occasionally buy others!