Playing in the Sandbox. Day2/366

Even though today was a holiday here in the USA, I went to work for most of the day, but headed home a bit earlier than I usually do. I found this “Hand Cultivator” in the kids sandbox. I just always called these and other hand garden tools “Trowels” but a quick check at link will show both a trowel and a hand cultivator) and I discovered that a Trowel is a Trowel and this is a Hand cultivator. I guess it could be called a hand rake as well. Ok, enough, it’s a Garden tool that has turned into a sandbox toy.

ISO 1000 ƒ/4 T 1/160 at 70 mm

Here’s the original Saved jpg of the Raw file:


Here’s how the image looks after a few quick edits in Apple’s Aperture(Mac App Link):


That looks better, but I wanted to see what a ground glass effect would do to the blurred areas. For that I jumped into OnOneSoftware’s Photo Suite 6:


So I added to filters on two different layers. The Sunglow-Glow and the Ground Glass- Texturizer I adjusted the opacity of the texturizer to 61%.

Now I know the difference between a trowel and a hand cultivator.

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  • Billie King Jan 3, 2012 @ 7:54

    Thanks Doug, great info. It’s fascinating that there are so many tools to help our pictures look the way we want them to. 

    • Doug S Jan 3, 2012 @ 8:05

      Thanks Billie and I’m fascinated with those said tools! 🙂