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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.


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