Here's a photo I took today while exploring the old Y-Bridge in Galena. In the last few days, seasonal colors have really become apparent on all of the hills. I've got quite a few photos that I need to go through for the Y-Bridge and when I'm done, I'll post them. I did put up my first YouTube video of a walk across the bridge from one end to the other and it includes the James River.
I finally got fed up with the lack of quality, so I'm learning how to use the advanced features on my Sony Handycam DCR-SX40, so you should see my photos increase in quality over time. I did discover the Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software and now I can do an Autocorrect that makes a difference.
For instance, here's a photo before and after Autocorrect.
It really brings out the depth of colors while staying true, and sharpens it up quite a bit. I would rather be able to do this on the camera itself when the photo is first shot rather than doctoring them up afterwards, which feels wrong somehow. I'm just hoping there's something I can learn to get the colors, focus and sharpness a lot better from the get go because the dark faded colors and fuzziness in my photos are really bugging the heck out of me.