Sunday, August 21, 2011

Exploring

I went for a walk in a nearby forest, and there were plenty of things to observe. Autumn is approaching, but it is not yet certain whether we'll have lots of leaf colors, or will everything turn brown. For the bright colors there should be cold nights and dry days, but we haven't had that kind of weather for a while. Hoping for the best...

7 comments:

Dennis said...

I was working back thru some of your post and added a comment about Aperture, in your prevvious post. Also on The Online Photographer there is a positive review of The Practice of Contemplative Photography. Further I have read Apple's Pro series book on Aperture 3. Very useful for catelog mechanics. Frankly pretty light weight on the photo correction mechanics. So if you're not sure what you're doing in processing a raw file, the book will not help much compared to what Bruce Fraser's books on Photoshop can do.

The Tinman said...

Wonderful photos, as always. Very vibrant greens. An off-topic question that crossed my mind: Given where you live, have you ever had the opportunity to experience an aurora borealis? It's on the list of things I'd like to experience before I die, but I know I'll have to travel a good ways (and brave (what I would call extreme cold)) to do so.

Juha Haataja said...

@Tinman: I haven't seen aurora borealis here in Helsinki region - too much light pollution.

But 500 km north of here, where is was raised, there I did see them. And the clear winter nights, they were filled with stars - I had young eyes then.

Juha Haataja said...

@Dennis: Thanks for the comments about the books - Contemplative Photography seems really promising. And I need some basic guidance on Aperture, especially related to RAW workflow.

Christophe said...

@Juha & Tinman: we actually got "the big one" (the largest in 6-7 years) on the 6th of august. I still can't believe it that on this very day the sky was perfect in Helsinki and I forgot to check the space weather... The display was visible in Espoo (http://www.spaceweather.com/aurora/images2011/05aug11/Lauri-Kangas1.jpg).

But more are to come since we are at the start of an high activity solar cycle.

Juha Haataja said...

@Christophe: I sure hope to see such a one at some point...

The Tinman said...

Until my turn, Christophe and Juha, I shall live vicariously through you...and Google images... and YouTube!