The heat wave that threatens to overcome all attempts to be outdoors, or active at all, each and every July is upon us. I don’t do so well with the heat. First of all, it means that the sun is present in all it’s skin-reddening glory. Second, it makes getting up the gumption to do anything just about impossible, because you’re already melting and all you’ve done is put on your socks. I mean, if you’re silly enough to actually find socks necessary in this swelter, that is. But I did manage to brave the warmth and brightness for a few minutes yesterday to take advantage of new surroundings (mi padre’s casa) and take a few pictures.
Don’t let the little crescent of a moon fool you; this was taken in broad daylight as the runner up shots demonstrate. I’ve been missing black and white work lately, so I’ve begun tinkering around with it in Photoshop. Anything you want to accomplish in Photoshop can be done about five different ways, so I’m on a quest to find the method of black and white conversion that I like best. I don’t think that this is it, but it’s not bad. This was accomplished by clicking on the Image Menu, going to the Adjustments fly-out menu and selecting the Black and White option. It allows you to adjust each color channel (green, yellow, red, magenta, cyan, blue, etc.) separately and create a custom black and white image.
I know I’ve used other methods to achieve the black and white look, but at the moment, my heat-addled brain refuses to retrieve the information. Alright. Maybe it’s more like my summer-addled brain, since the day has only begun and the heat hasn’t broken out the big guns yet. What happened to the rain? That’s what I want to know.