We have just finished converting, adjusting and key wording a little over 450 new pictures from our last trip. It always feels good to have that completed, now we can start adding them to our photo website, and sending them off to our agencies and marketing outlets. And that means we can start thinking about our next trip!
Digital cameras can capture nice colorful images right out of the camera if you shoot in jpeg mode. But for maximum size, color depth and overall quality, I only shoot in raw mode. Unfortunately raw files need to then be converted to a usable format such as tif. In addition, raw files tend to be dull and lifeless, thus they typically need some additional work in Photoshop just to get them to appear as they would if I had shot them as a jpeg. This takes time, but it is important to have the highest quality image possible.
This photo was a sunrise from our travels in Anza-Borrego State Park, California last February. This was the second best sunrise from the entire trip – great location for a sunrise!