Almost the BBQ season.
Being South African I have been looking forward to it for some time now! ;-)
Ah, those greys. I see that you were at your shortest focal distance (27 mm full sensor equivalent) at f/8, which gave you a pretty good DOF. Striking.BTW, I consider software a bit like gas consumption with a car: opinions may vary. Or the results, I don't know. So I respect your opinion. Who knows, you could be right! He he he…But, as far as lens correction is concerned (I'm talking about distortion, barrelling effect, vignetting and aberration), I tend to rely on the manufacturer's tools in the most critical cases. For example, Canon's correction tools are slightly better than Adobe Camera RAW, at least for some cheap Canon lenses. But then, some do not agree with this, so I really don't know for sure. But if you have to boost an image to 200 or 300% in order to see a difference, I usually don't bother.Have a good day!
While I am a real Nikon fan I am not a fan of Nikon's bundled software, it is ok for basic tasks but really isn't up to scratch for anything above that very basic level. Canon, on the other hand, has very good software that can do a great job to a high degree.Just so you know, the colours in this pic are as they are in real life. The grey of the wood is from natural weathering and not any selective colour processing in post. If you look closely you can see some slight green mould on the right side of the pic just behind the sign.I think this had simple lens distortion/aberration correction, a little fiddling in the contrast sliders and some sharpening, all in Lightroom.Always good to hear from you Roger! I trust you are taking good care of Canada!?