Can I Fix a Disaster?

Rob Shoots Film

After messing with Lightroom on my iPhone yesterday I posed a question to myself: Can I use Lightroom to fix a disaster? The answer is a resounding no, though maybe if I actually knew what I was doing I could have better results.

Here is a terrible shot from Epcot Center:


Yet another clock picture. The camera was in aperture priority mode (what the Nikon FG-20 actually calls Auto mode) and clearly the light meter was looking at the sky and not the foreground. Oh well.

Here is my very funny attempt at fixing things with Lightroom on my iPhone:


I mean, I guess it’s a success as you can see the things that were buried in shadow, but it’s a fail in that they just look ridiculously awful. If I knew what I was doing, would I have done better? Probably not. The picture was a disaster after all…

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Record Every Month

I have three songs underway for this month’s Record Every Month challenge. As of this evening two of them are ready for vocals. There may be car music tomorrow.

It’s supposed to be nice and sunny tomorrow morning too so photos are a possibility. It’s going to be cold though. No ocean, but maybe around town? Can I do car music and golden hour pics in the same morning? Maybe we will find out. I have about 18-20 shots left in the roll that’s in Dad’s camera. I’d like to finish that off before I start using the fresh roll that’s in my camera. If I go out with a camera it will be Dad’s with the 50mm lens.

We will have to see what time I get up tomorrow. I’ll let you know.