Practice doesn't always make perfect

Sometimes you just have to work things out. It has been a while since I used dev.Macgyver Photo Editor on my tablet to do images and things have become a bit rusty. So for a number of treks I used my smartphone as a camera and did some practicing.

You get used to using one camera and changing that for something else, I find getting out and using it more, helps. But at this stage, not everything resulted in some decent shots and subsequent processing.
There were flecks of stuff on the car and a white line, on the road, just under the tyre. I suppose it's alright, but I should have thought more before taking the shot.

This was just a local thing to me. It's a private, unmade road. To be honest, there's not really much you can do with mud and a puddle. This one is okay.

The sun setting and I normally do not point my camera directly at it, but thought I'd take a chance and hope it didn't burn out anything on the camera. Turned out fine.

This is a disaster. Too much glare in the upper half, that's not a problem with Photoshop, but with dev.Macgyer I couldn't bring it down. Somehow I think this guy doesn't want people parking there.

A close up of late autumn leaves. Passable. I doubt that a lot of close up photography will be done, but it was worth a try.

The main reason for all this is the amount of weight I'll be carrying on my trip to Israel beginning on the 10th of January 2019. My 35 L pack, full, was 14+ lbs and that's just too much when I could end up walking many miles with it on my back. I needed a small ultra-light backpack.
So I got me new one Big Grin

This 20 L one is by Gonex and well stitched, with a shallow outline depth wise. It replaces the old Jeep one and I still have room inside for any extras during the trip. Some mods are needed and I've dumped a lot of weight, but I'll write all that up in a future post.

As a result of these practice runs, I reckon that using dev.Macgyver will work, for the most part I'll pick out the best shots, process everything and do one post directly from Israel.
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You'll be reading this while I'm there.
Jan 10, 2019

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