Developing Your Eye Day Eight

For some reason, I read the course title out loud this morning, thinking this course, actually, not only has developed my eye, but also sharpened my mind. I smiled, knowing that I had gotten something extra for the price I’d paid. Oh, I forgot, it’s a free course. (Thank you!)

Developing Your Eye I, Day Eight: “Treasure”

Treasure – my first thought was my great nephew and niece. Then, I remembered that I already had posted many of their photos… what about my rock collection? Or Mom’s ring?

After drinking a cup of coffee (my wakeup call)… it became clear that what I treasure the most is those old photos.


Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge” – Straighten Your Image

So easy, I thought. I have done that all the time. Then I found this photo. When I straightened the top horizontal line, the bottom line wasn’t quite straightened. When I straighten the left vertical line… I can’t believe it. (I did have similar experience before, but it was a choice between vertical and horizontal, not left vertical, right vertical, top horizontal and bottom horizontal…)

Question: what happened to this photo? What had I done? How would you straighten it?

By the way, I smiled when I saw this guy checking his smart phone at this location.


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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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7 Responses to Developing Your Eye Day Eight

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you, Helen for sharing these precious photos with us.
    I can’t never get the photo Straightened the way it should be. 🙂

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Amy. I almost certain that there is an app that will straighten both horizontal and vertical for us. (It should be one… 😉 But using that kind of app will take some fun out of post processing photos. I wonder what would happen if I use one layer to straighten the horizontal and another layer to straighten the vertical and then somehow combine them? Hmm… Maybe I will have a weird photo?
      Your photos always look great. I enjoy following many blogs; For some photographers… I wish I could physically follow them to see how they shoot. And you are one of those.
      Have a wonderful day.


  2. loisajay says:

    I didn’t even know I could straighten my photos until I sat down and actually read how to do it. I cannot stand reading directions…… I do love the door photo, though.

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    • Helen C says:

      Good morning, Lois. I have the same problem. Anything I wanted to learn, I looked for a video first. If I couldn’t find any, I asked friends… Reading instruction was usually the last thing I do. 😉
      Have a great day.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    The first time I ever straightened a photo was just over a week ago, Helen, so I’m the wrong one to ask. 🙂 I prefer not to edit if I can help it, because when I start I sometimes don’t know when to stop.

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Jo. Your comment reminds me when I first found out how much post-processing people were doing, I almost cried. I thought all photos I saw were “almost” as the way they were taken. I didn’t mind of some minor editing, but heavy editing was hard to accept. 😉 Now I am not against heavy editing anymore. I treat it like a different kind of art, even though I still don’t do heavy editing myself.
      Have a great day.


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