Photo Taken in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Images

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.


  1. Really pretty pictures Victoria! I think we are going to have a colorful fall here too. It rained just when we needed it. I should read the book that came with my Canon SR10, it has all kinds of settings yet I just use auto. Old dog, new tricks thing!!

  2. We were in Branson again over the weekend. The hills are beginning to get pretty colorful. Very pretty photos you've taken. Hope you get a lot more to show us as the color there progresses!

  3. I am jealous of your beautiful scenery! That's one thing that Dallas does not have much of. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful scenery! Oh how I wish I could head south this fall for the show in your neck o' the woods! -Tammy p.s. Hey, I like the the resort name.. lol.