Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

What A Difference A Click Makes

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, Motor Man and I went to the Outer Banks Saturday and drove up on the beach at Carova.

It’s a habit of mine to always take a picture of the beach as we’re riding along. Today, I’m sharing the picture I took Saturday, but I’m also showing you how one little mouse click can change a photo.

My camera is capable of doing SO much more than I currently do with it. And, perhaps one day, I’ll learn what all those settings mean.  But, in the meantime, I have a secret weapon that I sometimes use to spice up a picture.

This was the original picture I took Saturday:

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The photo software program I use is Picassa, a free download. And there’s a magic icon on Picassa called “I’m Feeling Lucky”.  This is what happens to the above picture when I click that option:

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I hestitated to share this, not wanting my readers to think that I use this on all my photos. The changes made using “I’m Feeling Lucky” are frequently a little too dramatic. Personally, I feel this edited photo is  a bit over the top.

Thankfully, the automatic setting on our camera seems sufficient for most of the photos that I take…..until I learn how to really use it.

~These Days Of Mine~