Don’t you just love the way the sun dapples nature? It is so present and so transitory. Can’t you just sense the rightness of sun on leaves, on the trunk of a tree?
And here is the big guy on his own:
First of all, here is this completely unrelated photograph of water lilies and the base of a tree.
Now to the results from the post: Photoshop Changed: Take This Poll.
One third of those who answered the poll thought that the first photo was ‘better’. One third thought the second photo was better. And one third said they couldn’t tell the difference.
I couldn’t be happier with the result because it means I can happily use the new Export feature of Photoshop to make web-sized images from the original.
Now for the big reveal. I made the first photo using the legacy method and the second photo using the ‘new’ Photoshop method.
The second photo is 94KB, versus 119KB for the legacy version. That’s an 11% reduction in file size, which is very welcome. I haven’t been going back and forth to check whether the file sizes are consistently smaller with different photos, so that will have to be for another day.
Here’s another photo of one of the willow trees by the river Cam near Grantchester. If you follow this blog you may recall that I photographed this tree before.
It’s nice to photograph this tree. It has a wild shape and with the river just behind it, it feels like it is ‘somewhere’,
Flowers and leaves, what are they doing? Are they fighting tooth and nail to get to the light? Are the accommodating to one another? Is it blind obedience to the laws inscribed into their natures by millennia of growth?
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