I’ve been spending a lot of time with Lightroom lately – not just processing those light tent pictures which Tigger seems to have got involved with, but also going back over older images. One of the great strengths of Lightroom is keywording feature, which lets you add keywords, which work in much the same way as tags on sites like Flickr. If you add lots of relevant keywords to the images in your library, you’ll be able to find the ones you want later.
So I’ve made a start on my collection. There’s somewhere over 5,000 images in there, so it won’t be a quick process. But doing it is a useful exercise for another reason – it’s making me take another look at pictures that I passed over when I first transferred them to the computer, or just hadn’t got round to looking at properly.
Here’s a nice example. I took this one on the same day I got my pictures of geese in flight, and looking at it today reminded me to do something with it. My first attempt was a longer crop, which included another goose:
I like this version, but a suggestion from Ken on the Enjoying Photography Flickr group led me to try splitting it into two images. I think isolating the goose on the lake does make it stand out better, and lets you see more detail at a moderate image size. The original still works nicely, but I think the cropped version is an improvement.