Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.
Drum roll please:
I now have a new computer. I have to give a huge thanks to my son for helping to pay for a huge upgrade from what the insurance company was going to pay.
Here are the specs:
- 2.6GHz Intel i7-4720HQ quad core processor
- 16GB RAM
- 1TB hard drive
- 4GB AMD Radeon R9 M265X graphics
- Windows 8.1
- DVD Writer
- Brand/Model: Toshiba Satellite P70-B097
- Processor: Intel Core i7-4720HQ Quad core Processor – 2.6 GHz – 3.6GHz
- Memory: 16GB DDR3L (2x8GB) 1600MHz Ram – (total memory expandable to 16GB)
- Disk Drive: Hybrid 1TB SATA (5400rpm) + 8G SSD cache
- Optical Drive: DVD-RW
- Display: 17.3″ Full HD with LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
Having a son who knows about computers helps a lot. So I got a $2000 computer for half the cost. So I am a happy chappy. It is a bigger screen as well which helps. When I came to editing in Lightroom I got a better response from the sliders. And Photoshop works like a dream. What is also new for me is that the keyboard lights up too. And it is lovely to type with, compared to what I was using.
So onto my One Four post this week. I cropped the image more closely to the branch and then just used the preset filter – pastel strokes and did a HDR edit as well through photoshop.
Then for something different. As everyone knows I have been going to an acrylic painting class. We have a competition on at the moment run by the Fruitgrowers Association here in the Hawke’s Bay. So I am entering it with these two paintings. I decided to combine my photography and painting. I edited the photo with Photoshop to get a brush stroke affect. I then printed the image onto a special paper which I then ironed onto the canvas. Because the canvas has an uneven surface ti didn’t quite come out as well as I wanted. Then I just painted the apples. We had to showcase our fruit. No grapes or anything to do with our wine industry was not allowed.
Thanks for visiting.