S in Round 10 of ABC Wednesday! Continuing with my photography theme, there are a lot of "S" words - like SLR, sharpness, shutter speed, secure digital/SD card, and smart media. However, today I'd like to focus (pardon the pun) on saturation, which I've discovered I love to manipulate.
First of all, saturation is when you bump up the intensity of the colours in your shot by using some sort of computer software. (I use Photoshop Elements 7.0) You have to be very careful not to overdo it because your shot can end up looking unnatural. I've played around with saturation to adjust colour tones and I've also come up with some really "op art" pieces
and some that almost look like impressionistic paintings.
The "op" piece was originally a photo of a steel grey bow thruster and the bridge is at a local park where I visited on a dreary January afternoon.
Here's an example of how a photo would look with original saturation, with half saturation, and with whole saturation.
So there you have a semi-lesson on saturation. Go ahead and try it out, have fun with it and see what you can come up with!
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- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.