Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Dumpsters of Oberlin 18

June 14, 2017

16 responses

  1. Very nice!


    June 14, 2017 at 4:57 AM

    • Thank you, Peter. More dumpsters to come.


      June 14, 2017 at 9:57 AM

      • of course! keep them coming 🙂


        June 15, 2017 at 2:58 PM

        • Thanks, Peter. I will. I’ve heard that these things don’t last too long, so maybe when I’ve made the rounds of all the dumpsters in Oberlin, I’ll be able to start over and find newly interesting ones.


          June 15, 2017 at 3:14 PM

  2. This looks a little like a detail shot of my old 1971 Chevy Vega!


    June 14, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    • Must have been a beautiful car. 😉 Did you photograph it?


      June 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM

      • I’m sure there are some old Kodachromes around in my darkroom. I didn’t keep very good records in those days.


        June 14, 2017 at 3:02 PM

  3. The dumpsters are back. Hurrah! The colours are bright and you’ve contolled the highlights very well Linda


    June 16, 2017 at 3:08 AM

    • Thank you, Andy. I’m happy you are happy about the dumpsters. I recently discovered that I have been underexposing many of my photographs. Now I am chimping more often and making the necessary corrections in camera. Still, I rely on Lightroom to do a big part of the job of controlling highlights. Even when the camera’s histograms say they are not blasted out, Lightroom shows them to be. So glad to have Lightroom.


      June 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM

      • I find it hard to read the histograms in camera and tend to rely on the camera display option that shows the image with the highlights ‘blinking’ if the highlights are blown. In Camera Raw I can correct highlights, but to my eye they often still appear to be blown on screen although Photoshop claims they are not. Getting the exposure 100% right is never easy.


        June 16, 2017 at 5:37 PM

        • I used to only look at the blinking highlights window. I was taught —many years ago—to expose for the highlights and print for the shadows. That’s why I thought I was usually doing OK if my highlights didn’t blink. It was a surprise to see a month or so ago that just because the highlights didn’t blink didn’t mean the exposure was as good as it could be. Where I really relied on the histograms heavily for the first time was when I shot the wisteria. I think they worked out pretty well, so I’ve tried to remember to check the histograms since then. You’re right, though. Getting the exposure right is never easy. If it were I wouldn’t be such a fan of Lightroom.


          June 16, 2017 at 8:24 PM

  4. Interesting discussion. Sometimes I find myself leaving something that’s a bit blown out because the effect feels right. It all depends, but certainly it’s good to have control when you want it. Yesterday I looked again at a photo of a very old truck I took on a trip to Oregon last month – I’d already processed it, but when looking again I thought maybe it would be better if the front wheel wasn’t totally buried in shadow. So I dialed up the shadows and black in LR and it was so much better. Like almost all my travel photos, it was taken quickly, so TGFLR! 🙂


    June 18, 2017 at 5:02 PM

    • Yeah, in the white “version” of the photo I posted of the wisteria a while ago the white background was totally blown out. And that’s how I wanted it. Happy about your redo of the truck! I give up about TGFLR. My Googling got me as far as its having something to do with Instagram, but beyond that I’m clueless. Or maybe it’s not even beyond that.


      June 18, 2017 at 5:21 PM

      • I made it up – instead of TGIF TG for LightRoom. Sorry!


        June 20, 2017 at 1:39 PM

        • Aw, Lynn! I never would have guessed that in a million years. But I agree: TG for Lightroom!


          June 20, 2017 at 7:27 PM

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