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Posted By: GeoJerry, 05-04-2015, 09:23 PM

Some of my favorite subjects are sunsets and piers, even better if you can kill two birds with one stone.

C Street, a popular surf break in Ventura, CA. Taken from the Ventura Pier.


Another shot of C Street.


The Malibu Pier


And another....


Christmas on the Manhattan Beach Pier.


Another Christmas shot, this time from the beach.


And, for good measure, one taken underneath the Manhattan Beach Pier.

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Wonderful shots. How hard was the transition to Lightroom?

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Wonderful shots. How hard was the transition to Lightroom?
Thanks Pentaxpixie! It's not hard in the sense of understanding it, but it consumes a lot of time just getting to know how the images respond to the sliders, how the library works, shortcuts, things like that. I bought and am still reading Martin Evening's Lightroom 5 book and I recommend it. I think Lightroom 5 is very well thought out and is much more stable than Aperture. Now that I've done I'm very happy with the result. I'm also more than happy with Lightroom's tools and results but miss some Aperture features.

Importing your photos into Lightroom isn't too hard IF your current library isn't too big. Lightroom's Aperture import plug-in can only digest small chunks at a time, I had to do quite a few individual project imports and it took a long time. The files themselves are imported according to folders named after the dates of the images, and Collections (Lightroomese for albums) are created for each of your Aperture projects. It can be confusing for a while. I'd go for it if I were you!
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Jerry, thanks for the heads-up. Switching software isn't something I look forward to too much, but I'll make the jump at some point in the future for sure. It will probably happen after I get a USB 3.0 camera which will require a new computer. My Mac is now 7.5 years old and the K-5 is what now 4 or 5? Both are still running strong, though. I know the changes are inevitable but I choose to exploit what I have for a bit longer. Recently I've downloaded Gimp (it's a freeware) and hope to learn to work with layers.

Your photos done in Lightroom look very nice. Keep them coming!
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Jerry, thanks for the heads-up. Switching software isn't something I look forward to too much, but I'll make the jump at some point in the future for sure. It will probably happen after I get a USB 3.0 camera which will require a new computer. My Mac is now 7.5 years old and the K-5 is what now 4 or 5? Both are still running strong, though. I know the changes are inevitable but I choose to exploit what I have for a bit longer. Recently I've downloaded Gimp (it's a freeware) and hope to learn to work with layers.

Your photos done in Lightroom look very nice. Keep them coming!
Thanks! I'm still on the K-5 too and it's fine for me. I don't think I'll get another camera until there's a good affordable mirrorless full frame out there. I love the idea of only having to lug around about half the weight.

So far where I think Lightroom really excels is in its sharpening algorithm and it tone control. But I miss all of Aperture's brushes, one for every control.

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I am very impressed of your exellent shots!
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I am very impressed of your exellent shots!
Thanks very much Janse! I appreciate all your comments.
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