For the month of March I have chosen this photo for Robyn’s challenge at Captivate Me.
The last few days have seen me tearing my hair out literally. On Saturday I decided that it was time to bite the bullet and install Lightroom and Photoshop. I have windows 7 but there was no indication that I needed to install any special version of Adobe. So I went ahead and installed Creative Cloud. Not a good idea. My computer started to go crazy and froze. So I gave up for the day.
On Sunday my computer was ok so I heaved a sigh of relief. I even managed to do some edits, including this one. But I couldn’t use Photoshop – Windows kept shutting it down. But my relief didn’t last long. My computer just froze again.
Yesterday I couldn’t even do anything. The mouse was on strike. But I managed to start up in safe mode with networking, which meant I could check my emails and do my blog. Afterwards I then unistalled Creative Cloud and all it’s apps.
Then, holding my breath I restarted Windows. Phew, it was working. So I reinstalled Creative Cloud and Lightroom. This time I didn’t have any problems with the install and Lightroom works like a dream. I haven’t tried to do Photoshop yet. When I googled this problem, it seemed that there were a lot of others in the same boat as me. Adobe are not exactly helpful either. I have read that I needed to reduce my CPU out put or something weird like that, but I don’t want to fiddle around with my computer too much.
Anyway onto this image. I have had this on my computer for a while and wanted to do something with it. It was taken during the golden hour in the evening. We had just had a great sunset with really strong colours. I tried to increase the clarity and sharpen it. There is not a lot more I could do in that direction. But I want to go down a more creative path with this one, which is why I want Photoshop. But it is also a good one to learn more about Lightroom as well. This means playing around with saturation and colour hues and not just what I normally do. If I can’t get Photoshop then I have to try with GIMP.
As usual any constructive criticism is welcome. Any advice is really welcome.
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