Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Picture of the day: Ducks!

I had the distinct pleasure of being sick again for the last several days. I sort of half way enjoyed it the first time around, not so much the second. Since I'm still recovering I'm just going to make this a quick picture post of one of my favorite recent photos. Roll over the image with your mouse to see the unedited version.

As you can see I had to do a bit more editing than normal with this shot, but I'm very happy with the results. When shooting it I had been waiting for Clara to get in just the right position relative to the ducks and at the last second Elizabeth lunged into the picture, trying to be a good big sister and keep her little sister from running off. I was pleased that I was able to successfully edit her out. (That sounds awfully harsh, doesn't it? Poor Elizabeth removed for the sake of photographic composition.)

I also applied a texture to this photo which gave some nice, subtle variation of tone to the grass color that I particularly like. I really had a lot of fun with this one, both in the shooting and in the editing.

Now, time to head off to bed early. Enjoy the rest of your week!


Jill said...

Oh my gosh. That is so funny how you edited her out like that. Although, I do really like the picture of Elizabeth reaching out for her sister like that. Definitely keep the original. :)

Very interesting with the editing. The effect you made with the grass really brought out the depth in the ravine.
And I like the sun on the back of her hair.

Thanks for the rollover as always.

Jill said...

I meant keep the original in addition to the edited version. I hope it didn't sound like I meant I didn't like the edited photo. :)