Snowy landscape

After many sunny but ugly days, the landscape was whitewashed with fresh layer of snow.

Finnish winter is peculiar. Snow get packed tight on the roads, and only way to keep sidewalks not too slippery is spread gravel on them. Salt is not an option because it would damage the parks and also floors inside the houses when wet snow carried inside with shoes. And when weather sew saw around zero, the gravel get stuck under layer of icy snow. So, more gravel needs to be spread. Finally, when snow starts to melt in March, sidewalks are covered with dirty gravel. And in April city starts the operation "sand storm", to get all the gravel removed.

What comes to photography, I found some useful scripts for GIMP editing software. There are "plugins" and "scripts", and scripts are easier to install. My favorites are made by Elsamuko, who's all scripts can be installed at once here. There's one called as "National Geographic Script", and it pretty much does all necessary editing to improve digital images. But there are also other very useful scripts at registry.gimp.org. One of them makes it rather easy to adjust the white balance using color picker tool. Works sometimes much better than manual color balance or automatic white balance.

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11 thoughts on “Snowy landscape

  1. Thank you Michal and Jill 🙂 I say a little snow was great improvement to all that dull and gray the streets looked here. In here it will take at least one more month before spring really starts.

  2. Sami,Thanks, many thanks, for the pages with the GIMP scripts. I've found the Sharpen (Smart Redux) really interesting. I've tested it on my home snapshots and it worked like a dream (oh! sort of 🙂 ).I got real problems with the color noise when processing children photographs for kindergarten's http://WWW.The examples from the website will tell you all: http://gimpguru.org/Tutorials/SmartSharpening2/(scroll down the page to the end) My best regards

  3. Originally posted by P2O2:

    Thanks, many thanks, for the pages with the GIMP scripts.

    You are welcome Przemysław 🙂 So far I have used 'Unsharp Mask' found under 'Tools> GEGL-functions', but I'll give a try for that Sharpen (Smart Delux).Thanks Tim, Greetings from Ireland :happy: I'll upload some pictures soon.

  4. Great Photos above but it Must Remind You of How much Warmer it is in Ireland at the Moment? 😀 :yes: Sami Which Town R U Staying??:troll::wizard:Originally posted by serola:

    My favorites are made by Elsamuko, who's all scripts can be installed at once here.

    I Downloaded them just Earlier Thanks Sami 4 the Tip & this Link & I'm going to use them a bit later when doing some Editing on Gimp. :dragonfly:

  5. Originally posted by serola:

    Greetings from Ireland, I'll upload some pictures soon.

    Can't wait!

  6. Originally posted by serola:

    So far I have used 'Unsharp Mask', but I'll give a try for that Sharpen (Smart Delux).

    Debian has gimp-plugin-registry with most of the scripts from the page you have described. There is not only Sharpen (Smart Redux) but Wavelet Denoise (WD) which is specially effective. I used to select half default WD settings for faces to smooth them then Sharpen (Smart Redux). Farewell Unsharp Mask! :)Have a nice editing! ;)Regards

  7. @Przemysław – Thanks again 🙂 Sharpen (Smart Redux) seem to do even better work as GEGL/Unsharp Mask. I'll try Denoise (WD) next :up:@Tim – I try to find time to do all the editing :D@Kelisha – We were in Dublin :happy:

  8. :awww: That sounds like You must be Home in Finland already Sami as it's only a about a 3 hour Flight Home 2 Tampere-Pirkkala Airport.:yes:You only went away 2 Dublin 4 a Week it's not long enough is it??:confused::smurf::troll::;):cheers:

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