Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Flores are BACK, BABY!

I just opened a RAW image which I took on my own digital SLR which was captured on a 2 GB card that my sweetie just bought me for Valentine's Day. If you'd told me last Valentine's Day what I would be doing this year, I would not have believed you. Life, kids, can be so pleasantly surprising. Mira:

The roses might have been there when I arrived home Saturday. And they might all be so darn pretty that I want to eat them. But I restrain myself and instead take huge digital images that I then obsessively process.

Obviously I have some kinks to work out and lots of options to explore. Fortunately, my trip to the printers yielded a book on Camera RAW so I have some help.

At least it comes closer to capturing the velvety texture of the petals. Someday I'll be good enough at capture and process to achieve it.

I might also be geeked because I have done all of the following fabulous things in the last 12 hours: received by Valentine's 2GB Compact Flash Card, received my Valentine's cookbook, exchanged some frumpy brown shoes for bangin' brown boots, drank some coffee at a local fair-trade organic coffee shop (and it was delicious!), started reading Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (awesome so far), and my husband has been a hilarious companion since I got home. By all means tune me out until I rant bitterly about minor annoyances again. You might get a sugar buzz if you stick around here too long.

1 comment:

Mair said...

You will LOVE that book! After I read it, I didn't want to read anything else because I couldn't imagine reading anything as good! hehe. It's been awhile since I've had time to enjoy a novel. I'm jealous.