In my parts, the “window” to capture photos while it’s still light outside is dwindling (pun intended). Then, if I have to leave the house to run errands, and later, other stuff gets in the way, I’m not left with a lot of time to play. Therefore, for Friday Finds today, I’m pulling a couple photos from the cutting room floor.
I took these images when I was baking my zucchini loaves back in September and today I used the kk_film-ish preset I found in the Start to Finish downloads. I love the soft tones it created, especially in the egg yolks which can be a bit too colourful for my liking.
I also found the watermark feature in Lightroom to be kind of interesting. I used it on my photos today … what do you think? OK? Annoying? Distracting? If I’m going to continue to use one, I’ll tweak it a bit, but LR sure makes it easy to apply one. I copyright my photos by adding a notice to the Metadata, but a watermark is obviously more noticeable. Does it take away from the “art” of the image?
So, short and sweet today. I’ve got lots to do (as I’m sure everyone does) and I had better get going. Have a wonderful day!
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the watermark is fine. :)
Thus begins the Silly Season! It is just crazy around here too! No time for much of anything . . . but loads getting done, how is that??
Watermark? I have used one for so long that I forget it’s there (added automatically by LR). I don’t know- I guess it could be distracting. It is just one layer of protection against images being stolen. Of course, people with the know-how can strip it off in Photoshop. But over the years I’ve had several requests from people asking permission to use an image and would I remove the watermark, which I did. Otherwise, I’m sure they would have just taken them.
Sarah C says
Oh the watermark conundrum. I really dislike them however I feel compelled to use one…just in case. When they are low in a corner I do feel they are less distracting. :)
Michelle B says
Zucchini bread sounds delicious! Did you freeze any loaves to enjoy later? I hope you did. :)
I don’t use a watermark any more, laziness on my part. When I did use a watermark I made the opacity in PS low so it blended in better. The watermark does seem to declare ownership, maybe I need to start using one again…
Susan W says
Great set of photos. Your watermark isn’t distracting at all. I’ve quit using one, just posting my photos in a very small size and low resolution.
Great fotos, wonderfull banner, greeting from Belgium
Deanna Swauger says
Lovely still life photos, Barb, you have such a fantastic way of presentation. Love it!! And the watermark did not bother me at all, I didn’t notice it until you mentioned it in your post.
Cathy H. says
Love your baking shots! The bubble in the eggs is fantastic!
Carola Bartz says
The watermark is fine, not annoying, not distracting. I use the LR watermark all the time, I love it. LR makes it really easy to apply. I love your photos – beautiful still lives.
You have been baking up a storm and I haven’t even sorted out ideas much less started the process. Your process looks beautiful. Mine always looks messy. I may need some lessons from you.
Great left overs. I want to know if you really used those spices and how you turned them to powder.
Donna Hopkins says
Of course, I love your photos -every one. But even more so, I love your attitude of doing what you can and then moving on. During this holiday season, it seems more important than ever to give ourselves permission to focus on what feels right rather than what is perfect. So, leftover or extra pictures are just fine. Your watermark is not distracting at all. I don’ t use one – and now you’ve got me thinking that perhaps I should. Something to think on . . .