I'm running out of good titles...hence the absence of one today. I used overlay blending to adjust the contrast/saturation again. I'm really starting to like this method for this type of lighting. I slightly enhanced the sky a bit with a levels gradient; even though it looks like it's diagonal, it's actually vertical. If you look hard enough, you can see what is not there. ;)
This photo is lacking in subject rather than composition, in contrast with the day before yesterday's post. The tree is rather boring and the background a little busy, but as far as composition I think this one does ok.
In other news, I installed thermal compound on my (P4) cpu today. Instead of idle/max temperatures of 45°/90° C before installation, I am now getting around 28°/49° C (the P4 maxes out at around 90 degrees, automatically slowing itself down). I think my unusually high temps might have had a little to do with all the dust on my heatsink as well...haha. I normally wouldn't mention tech stuff in my photoblog, but this was too good pass up! Blog post with the details coming soon.
categories: landscape nature