Photo of the day - 09

While watching Christmas telly I suddenly stopped and stared at my glass of wine. 'This would make a great photo' I thought to myself... or it could have been the wine talking.

However, I set up in the kitchen with my Canon 550d on a tripod with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens attached. I put the glass of wine on top of a tin lid and the background was a plain white sheet of paper.

The glass was lit from underneath by the torch light app from my smart phone.

It was then thrown into Lightroom for a couple of sharpening brushes and with another adjustment brush to change the color of the glass and background.. the color of the wine is as shot.

The top is a little dark but it is the center of the wine glass that the eye focuses on.

Next time I might try this with a glass of beer, more bubbles...


Lightroom 4 update to 4.3

Ah ha! Adobe have released an update to Lightroom. This is now up to version 4.3 and it fixes the speed issue I have been experiencing.Now, when editing an image within the Develop module the updates and previews are so much faster! Even the large scale panoramic shots which are over 10k pixels in size now only take around a second to come in.

Haven't had a good play around with it yet as I have only just installed it but after my Saturday morning (bloody freezing shoot) I will put it through its paces. See if the work flow speed has increased.

You can get the update from here.