Since my last post I have been making several excursions to San Angelo State Park, in search of usable photos. I have gotten several, but one stands out for me. I was at the bird viewing blind at the park. I had my Canon 7D MarkII, with a 150-600mm Tamron lens, mounted on my monopod. While watching, I spotted a Northern Bobwhite in the distance, about 100 feet away, beyond the water feature. As a whim I took the photo, not thinking about it being a saleable photo. But after I got home and put in the computer in preparation for post editing, I realized that I might be able to make something out of it.
Here is the original. Notice it looks a little bland and washed out and overall, not a very impressive photograph.
Here is the finished product, after cropping for composition, and just adjusting the contrast, a little color saturating, and lighting adjustment. What fun!!
Okay, that’s your lesson for the day. Don’t give up on what you may think is not a usable photograph. Just some creative cropping and minor adjusting, can give you some surprising results.
I am still looking through my images from our Davis Mountains trip. Here is another photo of a beautiful Scott’s Oriole.
And another shot of one of those feisty Acorn Woodpeckers.
Going through some of my photos from past years, I sometimes come upon one that I didn’t initially care for. But after taking a second look, and doing some re-editing, I can sometimes surprise myself. Such was the case with this Carolina Chickadee that I photographed back in 2014. I realized that my editing skills weren’t as good then as I am today. Of course, advancements in software and techniques really help.
Click on this and the other photos and see some enhanced enlargements. It make a huge difference in viewing them.
Until the next time, Happy Birding!!