Castle close-up

I can describe this past weekend in two words – learning experience.  In fact, I think my brain is overflowing with new knowledge!  Not only did I learn how to resize my photos for the internet, I also learned how to correct a common perspective problem as well as how to watermark my photos so they are more protected on the internet.

The only problem with learning all of these new skills is that my house suffered as a result. I had promised myself that I would dust and clean this weekend because you can write your name in most surfaces in my home, but blogging and editing photos is just so much more fun, don’t you agree?  And it’s good to keep our brains stimulated as we grow older right?  I’m really good at making up excuses for not cleaning aren’t I?  Don’t worry, TBM, the house is tidy and organized – it’s just dusty!! 🙂

Anyway, here is another photo of Casa Loma that really caught my eye when I was reviewing my photos of our visit.  To me there is a bit of a keystoning perspective problem in this photo as well, but I actually like the effect and left it as is.  I love everything about this photo – the colours, the textures, the lines, the patterns, the perspective, and the details.

You will also notice that my name now appears in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo.  I did learn how to properly make it look like a watermark by lowering the opacity, and I will do that on most photos, but this photo was just so busy that I had to make it darker.  I don’t want it to distract people from the photo itself, so it will always be small and as inconspicuous as possible.  Ok, that’s it – I need to go and rest my brain now. 🙂

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10 Responses to Castle close-up

  1. zannyro says:

    Hope your brain is rested 🙂

  2. Nice photo. One caveat however. There was an article not too long ago about a makeup artist who did work for weddings among other things. One of her photos was stolen and it had a water mark I believe and low resolution, and it was seen at a wedding show blown up poster size, water mark gone resolution restored. So, not to be a neudge, but it can still happen. Just be aware.

    • Thanks for the info. Wow, I can see them getting rid of the watermark fairly easily, but it’s hard to believe they can restore the resolution. I try not to worry too much about this kind of stuff because technology is such nowadays that nothing is safe on the internet. If I can deter a few photo thiefs with my watermark, then I’m happy. Plus I love to learn new things, and it was fun to learn how to make the watermark. I don’t get enough time to play with Photoshop. 🙂

  3. I don’t think any of us will care to be remembered for having kept the surfaces in our houses free from dust. Creating is the important thing; that’s where our legacy lies.

    Steve Schwartzman

    • Yes, I think you are absolutely right! I used to worry about it a lot, but I have really been working lately on having more “me” time because life is just too short to worry about dust on the furniture, and my hobbies are a great deal more fulfilling. Now if I could just quit my job and devote all my time to my hobbies, life would be perfect. 🙂

  4. Colline says:

    Definately have to go see this as soon as the weather is warmer!

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