2016 Retrospective

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I have 9,326 photos that were created in 2016 (not counting the ones that I’ll be taking on New Years Eve).  Some of those were scanned from older photos, some were screenshots, or downloads. A lot of the files were duplicates or bracketed shots for HDR. I ignored those and chose a subset for a retrospective of the year. It was an election year and I have a few photos of some of the candidates, even one of the guy that won. Enjoy the tour.

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

 

October

November

December

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Dehaze Filter in Lightroom CC

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I’ve been a big fan of Adobe Lightroom for some time. It was worth it to pay for upgrades that offered new capabilities. When Lightroom 6 was released, Adobe also offered a subscription service called Adobe Creative Cloud which would contain the latest version of Lightroom and Photoshop and all upgrades. At $9.99 a month I was a little hesitant especially when I discovered that the face recognition is not ready for prime time. However there are some great innovations such as the dehaze tool.

Lightroom
The dehaze tool slider can be found in the Effects panel. Set the White balance before using it.
Kidder Mountain
Climbing Kidder Mountain in New Ipswich, NH on a hazy warm October day in 2011. This seemed like a candidate for the dehaze tool.
Dehazed Kidder Mountain
After using the dehaze tool the effect was quite dramatic.