Ever since I saw the giant koi fish in the Japanese Garden at Gardens of the World I’ve been wanting to get an abstract photo of them swimming, I finally got that chance. One of the cool features in using “Live Photo” on your iPhone is that you can make some cool changes after the fact, one of them is Long Exposure…which is how I got today’s photo. I then played around with an old version of Nik Analog Efex Pro 2 and added the zoom.


An update to yesterday’s post regarding Luminar 4: I haven’t received a reply from anyone, I don’t know if they are closed for Thanksgiving week, or if they don’t want anyone to know why they have implemented it in their software. Here is what I wrote:

I have facebook blocked on my Macbook Pro as I want nothing to do with them. Tonight I went to open Luminar 4 for the first time and got a message 2 times that the software wanted to access graph.facebook.com. I’m wondering why your software needs facebook, and how many people who don’t use facebook would be upset to know that your software is “calling” facebook.

30 minutes later…I’m about ready to ask for my money back! After the library finished from version 3, after every click on a folder or photo I get the popup about it wanting to “call” facebook. WTF??? This is unacceptable. I don’t care what new changes you made, they are not worth the headache of seeing that message pop up – and unblocking facebook is not an option!

Sadly disappointed,
Debbie S.

For those of you who are still using Facebook, here is a link to an article from 2017 that might creep you out. I came across the article on gizmodo when doing a search for what graph.facebook.com does (and trying to figure out why photo processing software needs to use it).

The short explanation is:

The Graph API is the primary way to get data into and out of the Facebook platform. It’s an HTTP-based API that apps can use to programmatically query data, post new stories, manage ads, upload photos, and perform a wide variety of other tasks.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-Facebook-Graph-API
Something's Fishy
Something’s Fishy

Photo Info

  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • Stock camera app
  • Focal Length: 6mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Aperture: f/2
  • Shutter Speed: 1/112
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

Used Affinity Photo to access Nik Collection’s Analog Efex Pro 2

329 days down, 36 to go!!

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