Lightroom 4 and the 5D mk III

A release candidate LR4.1 is available for download at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/lightroom4-1/. This includes the ability to read files from the 5D mk III. I have installed this already. Rather strangely, with LR4.0 many people complained of sluggish performance. I was quite happy. However this beta update seems slower to me than LR4.0. I cannot publish to Flickr either. Adobe is looking for feedback and this is after all not a full release so gremlins should be expected.

Here are 2 images with the 5D mk III from today freshly imported with the update 🙂

A frog he would a-wooing go

The caption is from an old nursery rhyme and took me back in my mind to early childhood and I can still hear the tune in my head…

A frog he would a-wooing go,
Hey ho, says Rowley,
A frog he would a-wooing go,
Whether his mother would let him or no.
With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinich,
Hey ho, says Anthony Rowley.

And here is one of my fungus shots:

Fungus on tree branch

I had tried to do this as a stack in Helicon Focus but I simply wasn’t happy with the result. In fact I failed with two stacks today. HF is not cheap  – registration for lifetime use id US$200 at the time of writing so I need to improve my tripod stability as even after 45 minutes of retouching I wasn’t satisfied. I tried to use this, my insurance shot, to correct the flaws but could not get it to work. I need to find a way of having this in the list of imported images as a retouching option but not in the actual stack build. If anybody knows how to do this please let me know!

More Macau coming soon.

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