Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:30

Editing pictures from the glacier

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I have recently been working on my pictures that I took while travelling in Central and South America in 2004/2005. I know that they should have been processed and uploaded a long time ago, but unfortunately 5 years ago I didn’t even know where to start with processing or editing. All I knew was to take pictures (and it is questionable as well if there was any skill involved or just a beginners luck ) back them up and store them.

I knew very little about Photoshop and that seemed like loads of work with 2000+ images from the trip. So the pictures were nicely stored and backed up, until now. Two years ago I was introduced to Lightroom 2 and fell in love with it. It has made my life so much easier and simpler, compared with trying to use Photoshop all the time, and so I even started going through my old pictures. It is still quite a bit of work and it still takes quite some time but I can see the progress immediately.

So now I’m going through pictures from Argentina and I have a set of pictures that I took at the Mareno Galcier. The glacier is near a town called Calafate. I have never really edited or worked with pictures that have lots of snow or ice in them and it made it a little more challenging for me. Living in Belize, Central America I’m used to having a lot of green in the pictures, never ice or snow!! I have to say that I really like how the images turned out. I even managed to make panoramic pictures of this magnificent natural beauty. While I was standing on the platform right in front of the ice and was trying to find the best angle, I could hear the noise of the cracking ice which was unbelievably loud, and when you see these massive chunks of ice falling down from the end of the glacier, the idea of global warming and ice caps melting becomes very, very real!

You can see some more pictures on my Facebook Page.

Thank you for reading and I will be looking forward to hear from you!


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Karel Kuran

Karel Kuran is landscape photographer living in South West of England. He is member of The Royal Photographic Society. 

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