Today’s image is not a new scene, it is in fact the third time I have used this subject. It is the tower of the Manchester Unity Building. I try each time I do an image that I took of the tower try something a little different.
I wanted to try some new things with it. I never know what I will end up with when I start processing some images. I knew with this one that I wanted to draw out the details a lot more. I think I did that, but then on another level I may have overdone some of the blur.
I have called this post part 1 because I am going to work on this image more and you will see a lot more of it. I think this is going to be my challenge. I had planned on doing more on it today, but after 4 almost 5 hours my head was getting dizzy. I think I like the possibilities of this image. I look forward to doing more work on it.
Changes to the Reader
I don’t know how many of you look at the reader that is part of your WordPress Membership, it is something that you all should be looking at. I look at the photos all the time. It is a fantastic way to see what other people are doing and to get ideas for your own work. The post I did the other day of the cups with the wrapping paper, that came from someone else’s image that I saw in the reader.
I believe it is like what they say if you want to be a writer, the more you read the better the writer you will be. Well, the more images you look at, the better the photographer you will be.
WordPress in there infinite wisdom have decided to completely change the way the reader works. Now I don’t mind some of the changes, but there is one change that is a little unsettling. Nearly every image that appears on the reader is cropped. The cropping is done with no concern for the image, and I’ve heard of portraits being cropped so that the heads were chopped off.
As you can imagine many people are upset about this, and as we are all image makers this should concern us all. I am hoping that you will all let WordPress know that we aren’t happy about this. You can go on the forums and join in on the discussions about it. May be send an email to the support team. Perhaps let everyone else know about it as well.
I spend a lot of time on my blog and especially on my images, the reader is a great way to advertise my work, afterall it is one of the main reasons many of us are with WP, the community, but if they are going to be butchering our images, is there any point using the reader.
Sorry, I know this is yet another rant, but this one really does affect us all.