Feeling saturated

Today, saturation within the Effects section of Picasa 3 is my new best friend. I never really knew how to use it in the past but I figure just like adding that  little bit of extra seasoning or using EVOO, a little bit of saturation goes a long way. You can Google what saturation does (which I should have done in the first place), but to me, saturation brings out the colours in your images that are already there. If I have colours that are subtle or a little washed out, saturation boosts it, bleeds it out and thus giving the image more life.

Below is a photo taken when we drove up to Chateau Beynac in the south of France.

Before

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After (Saturation with Warmify in the end to bring it back to reality)

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Of course, too much saturation will make the photo look a little “circusy”, like a clown stuck in the neon-80’s went to town on it. So try it on some of your photos, just a pinch is all you need.

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