I'm still having fits with my new camera. LOL It has GREAT quality, color, works faster than my old one, an apparently doesn't hate yellow like my old one!! Woohoo!!
BUT... i can seem to get the pics into the software that i want to use to adjust them. The kodak software only allows me to crop and rotate. I can't resize??? I can't take away brightness or add light... so i finally found a convoluted way to get three of the pics into that format, to see if it could be done - and it can!! But i sure can't be doing that each time - it would take foreva!
I'm sure i'll figure it out. Eventually! LOL
Here are some pics of the rug i'm currently working on. I learned something the other day!! Something that probably should have been obvious!! But apparently i was oblivious!
The 2 pics below... you can see the wool on the right that i used for that bird.
My focus was to stay in the same soft old family.. but looking for related but different looks. One would have thought (well at least i did! lol) that these would have hooked up different enough that it would be noticable! But NOPE!! When looking at the rug full on, you think they were hooked with the same wool! So one of them will be coming out. lol See how close they are when your nose isn't right up on them?
Now this is what cracks me up... ALL the background wools... are of the same value, with the exception of the lightest green... which is just a hair lighter than the others! To the naked eye, you can see SLIGHT movement and differences in the background. But in a picture - holy cow! Looks like a jumbled mess!!
Seriously, you don't see it this way to the neked eye!!
It looks more like there are varied shadows on parts of the rug!
Soooooo another quest.. to learn how to take photos of my rugs that don't scream differences!! LOL!!
I know i will be changing one of the bottom 2 birds. And have been fooling around with the flowers. Everything is a medium value, and soft and old looking... very very low contrast!!
LOL I think Jule Marie would be having fits with me right now! But on this rug, that is exactly what i was going after! But i want enough of a contrast that the flowers don't melt into the background, and that's what they're doing right now! :D
I love fiddlin with stuff like this!! I learn so much!
It's snowy and cold outside this morning. Hope it's warmer where you are!! :)
bright blessings, Bren :)