Color Harmony: Cool Dominant Color Harmony

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This is a cool dominant color harmony image. The neck and bill of the reddish egret provides the warm accent, with the remainder of the image, both subject and setting, are cool. The overall effect of using green and blue together is very soothing; the warmth adds a mellow balance.

Image of the Week: Backgrounds

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  How to get a smooth background on a bird image? In brief, 1. Get low. Getting low puts the angle of the focus plane completely off the focal plane. In this image, I was level with the background, and could go no lower, based on the terrain (a boardwalk). 2. Shoot long. The longer …

Out of Focus Subject Recovery

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This image was slightly out of focus when taken; I believe that the bird had flown through the focus area. I really liked the bird’s pose, so I tried some Richardson-Lucy Deconvolution on the image. I managed to recover the image, to some degree. There’s not a whole lot of fine detail, but, it is …

Image of the Week: Great Blue Heron

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This guy was seen at Shark Valley; I tried a new sharpening method learned from Arthur Morris’ pdf, Digital Basics, https://store.birdsasart.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=252 (Home Site http://www.birdsasart-blog.com) I used what he teaches in the sharpening section. In this instance, I sharpened at 450, Radius .8, 0 Threshhold, with the image at full size. I had not tried this …

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Today’s photography lesson is persistence. When I took this image, I was leaving Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, but had my gear ready, just in case something would appear. At Lox NWR, the water levels were too high for many birds to be in the impoundments, so I left for Green Cay. Never quit …

Image of the Week: Color Harmony

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This image uses a blue and orange color palette, for warm-cool color harmony. This is a great example of natural color harmony; for color harmony in many pictures, the photographer must work a little harder!

Image of the Week #13

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Here is an image from my Maryland 2012 Trip; internet access where I stayed was slow, hence no updates for a while. Enjoy this image! There are a few things which could really help it though… 15 minutes of cloning could turn this into a much improved artwork. Lesson for the Day: A little work …

Image of the Week #11

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The lesson this week? Black and white can sometimes help and image immensely. Sometimes, though, color is very helpful to an image. Which version do you like about this image? What are the strengths of this image? Color version to be released in the next post!

Image of the Week #10

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Here is a view of a storm approaching over Mount Massive. At this time, I was descending (thanks to Jesus!). This view is near ¬†the treeline on the North Elbert Trail. Mount Massive looks less massive than it should due to use of wide angle focal length, 24mm Fullframe, my 5D (16mm on 7D). This …

Your Photography System: Building an Intelligent yet Affordable Beginner System

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How to build the¬†Intelligent yet Affordable Beginner System: A. Avoid Pitfalls! 1. Don’t buy what you don’t need. (Corallary: Know what you need and why you need it before you buy it!) There are a whole lot of shiny things out there… Don’t blow your budget on junk! Know what you need and get a …