One of the few places to park around lunchtime in Santa Barbara is out on the pier. Parking is free while eating at The Harbor Restaurant, so we made the best of it. While waiting for my lobster pot pie, I took pictures of harbor traffic, including one of a ship named the Ocean Rose. Looking at the pictures later on, I could see large bags of something on the deck. What’s in them?
Per my usual modus operandi, I found a view that I thought would make a nice vertical panorama, and took two frames to stitch into a panorama. It seemed like a good idea, by it did not turn out well. Plan B was to forget the panorama and instead crop in to the red flowers. In Photoshop I selected the sky, feathered the selection, and darken the sky by 25%. I reset the black point with Levels.
I like photos in which there is a lot going on. It gives the eye something to munch on, so to speak. Shinjuku Station, in Tokyo, is the world’s busiest train station. So there is definite potential for shots in which there is a lot going on. The original of this shot of the Vegeteria (or, according to the sign, VegeteriA) had problems. It needed to be cropped, and there were three separate problems with the lighting.
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