Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
13 Apr 11.  At a photo club competition last night one image shared was of a flamingo that had been very elegantly manipulated. Its presentation reminded me of the day it had been taken. The image for today was taken at the same time. As I was out walking around the neighborhood this afternoon looking for plant life that would serve as the basis for some creative work, I thought about the combination of spring colors, on the pinkish side, and animals and decided that the feathering of a flamingo just might serve my purposes. So here is an attempt at combing the two with the feathering of a pink flamingo. To be sure the bird didn't look exactly like this when I pushed the shutter, but the "manipulation" of this image is not on the "creative" side but rather the end product of just a few adjustment layers where I played with light. Other than that and some selective cropping, it is a totally straight image. It is intentionally not razor sharp as I was looking for the soft look, much akin to what is commonly done in model photography where the complexion is not shot to show every pore, or in this presentation, every fiber of each feather. ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.  Hope you enjoy,  dave

13 Apr 11. At a photo club competition last night one image shared was of a flamingo that had been very elegantly manipulated. Its presentation reminded me of the day it had been taken. The image for today was taken at the same time. As I was out walking around the neighborhood this afternoon looking for plant life that would serve as the basis for some creative work, I thought about the combination of spring colors, on the pinkish side, and animals and decided that the feathering of a flamingo just might serve my purposes. So here is an attempt at combing the two with the feathering of a pink flamingo. To be sure the bird didn't look exactly like this when I pushed the shutter, but the "manipulation" of this image is not on the "creative" side but rather the end product of just a few adjustment layers where I played with light. Other than that and some selective cropping, it is a totally straight image. It is intentionally not razor sharp as I was looking for the soft look, much akin to what is commonly done in model photography where the complexion is not shot to show every pore, or in this presentation, every fiber of each feather. ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f / 9. Hope you enjoy, dave

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