Photographer's Note

This will have to serve as my anniversary photo as I missed the actual date. On 4th June I had been a TE member for a whole year. I am certainly enjoying my time here as much as ever and give thanks to all members for the helpful critiques and advice you have given me in the past year.

Back to England again and one of my favourite areas, the North Yorkshire Moors. I have several shots to post from a recent walk on an old cart track joining the two villages of Castleton and Commondale. It was one of the first reasonably good days of weather this year, although it spoiled itself halfway there when we had to shelter under a tree; it even hailstoned. Out of sight on this photo is the Whitby to Middlesbrough Railway line, which runs parallel to the path. The train stops at both villages if anyone wants to go there.

I have just started shooting in RAW (apart from an early experiment which I abandoned). I still haven’t found a comfortable way of processing the images, so any advice on that would be much appreciated. I tried Rawshooter and can’t get my head round it, and have downloaded the free trial of Nikon Capture. Again I’m not comfortable with it and feel I need to have the control that PS or Paintshop Pro gives you. It costs a lot to buy and I’m not convinced that I need it as Photoshop seems to do the job OK. I tinkered on Nikon Capture but have no real idea what I did. I then transferred to Photoshop to down-size, USM and save for the web. Can anyone convince me I need to buy Nikon Capture or not as the case may be?

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