I took these shots last night on our club MTB ride. Hand held, balanced on fence posts at 60 seconds. There's a bit of shake on the horizon but on the whole not bad, eh?
Agree with barq. I was using Photoshop as a verb rather than a noun.barq said:
Unfortunately not all fence posts are flat topped so you have to wedge your fingers under and around the camera and try not to move for a minute. A bean bag or small tripod would be useful but my backpack was already full with water bladder, spare jacket, tools, inner tube, space blanket etc. In any case you need to be able to set up fast if you're going to catch good shots without making your fellow riders wait around too long in the cold wind.Jacomus-rides-Gen said:The first one is very cool Rigid, could you not rest your camera on the fence post to eliminate shake altogether?
I use the Photostudio that came with my laptop, and I'm getting quite adept at tidying up pics. The best thing is to just play about - save your original carefully, then make a second version under a new name, and muck about with it. I've found the 'clone tool' (that's what it's called in my program, I think most will have something similar) very useful, it allows you to pick up a colour from next to what you want to hide, and paint over it. I've got rid of stray telegraph poles, blemishes on flowers, light dazzles, and a bridge that was apparently going through my head in a graduation photo...Rigid Raider said:Photoshop? Oooer! Now you're talking advanced for me!
You're right though; I need to get to grips with this. Presumably photoshop can re-size pictures as well? How do I get it on my PC? From a store or download?