Went on another photowalk, this one being a bit more fruitful due to the weather conditions at the start time. Why do I do this to myself? I’m generally asocial and not very talkative, especially around people I don’t know, preferring to operate alone. Despite that, it’s hard to learn without someone to learn from and it’s difficult to be inspired by my coffee table, so I fight my urge to run away for the sake of education and practice. Regarding the setting, while it wasn’t ideal for golden hour, the cloudy skies and convergence zone did make for dramatic views and a highly textured backdrop to the humdrum scene. I hit the shutter over 40 times, but the result was less than 15 kept, fewer still that I liked and only 3-4 that I’ve processed to completion so far.
As for the evening, I took the Doc Maynard from downtown to West Seattle, meeting up with Kate Hailey and the attendees at Marination Ma Kai at Seacrest Dock. Two hours of rambling north, and then west, from the dock to Alki Beach as the sun set in the background behind a small convergence zone. Afterward, I jumped on the ferry back to downtown.
Regarding the post processing, I’m slowly trying to change over to Capture One from Adobe. Decades of conditioning is proving hard to break and I’m struggling to even find the tools I need in C1’s interface, but the goal is to convert over fully by this fall when the new MacOS is released and Sidecar becomes an official thing. Adobe’s fully functioning mobile applications on iPad Pro is what makes trading it in for C1 difficult; but C1’s much higher quality processing engine and faster performance is undeniable. Sidecar will make it possible for me to use C1 on my iPad Pro. Plus, C1 allows me to share a catalog between my desktop and laptop, something Adobe still refuses to support in Lightroom Classic.