Hello out there to my Followers. I know that I have not Posted here for quite some time, but there has been a valid reason for this. To make a long story short, I've been having computer issues in the past. Some of the Web pages I frequent would not appear on my screen. On the other hand, sometimes they would. Did not understand why. After much aggravation with this, I took this Laptop to a computer repair business here in my area. They had my Laptop for a few days and finally called to say it was repaired and working just fine. I paid the hefty cost and was told that I had gotten a nasty virus. Was suggested to me that I use a recommended virus program. I have done so, and I'm hoping this does not happen to me again. It is very aggravating, to say the least. So, I'm still here so far.
So, now on to present time. Before I had all this trouble I have been playing around with 2 Photo Editing Programs that I've had for a few months before. I have purchased Lightroom CC & Photoshop CC to learn how to use them to their full compacity. Lightroom CC does so very much and it's a bit hard to learn. I've gotten the jist of it, but not fully. Photoshop CC is nuts! I didn't understand just how to use this. I could only do a few basic things with it. It had me frustrated until I found out about Photoshop Essentials. This web-site lets me down-load instructions on how to do editing step-by-step. I tried it out. It worked just fine, so far. I can look-up how to do something and then follow what it tells me to do. How bout' that!
Here is one of the Images I learned on how to make B&W Photography more vivid and better than just a plain Image. It's not really hard to do. Just takes a bit of time to get it the way you want the Image to be. Following what I was told to do, it still took me 3 times to get this the way you see it. I think it looks so much better than plain B&W. I must state that this is not my Image, but I could use it with permission to learn Photoshop.
Now, this one is my Image, taken with my Nikon D7000 camera of the old Textile Machine Works Building that is now being made into fancy apartments. With a bit of practice, I seem to get better.
Here is the last one. It's another building of the Textile Machine Works. I do like B&W photography, but I still think that it has its place. When photographing subjects that are old and from the past, I think it works well.
Thank you for reading.