Monday, 18 July 2011

Day 223

The light was so good when I got up this morning that I went straight outside for a photo shoot.

I was thrilled to get a nice, clear bird silhouette, but it was on a shot in which the light wasn't at its best, and the bird was in the wrong position in the frame. So in Photoshop I combined it with the best shot I got of the tree and the skyline.

I then switched to Lightroom for all the usual processing, including warming up the colour of the sky, as it looked too yellow in the original shot.

I was umming and ahhing about whether or not to erase the bush on the right, but in the end I decided to keep it, as I felt it added balance to the composition.


  1. I think it does add balance Helen.
    This is such a wonderfully serene shot, and I love the colors.
    Hope your Sunday was a grear one!

  2. I like the bird and the bush in the photo--lovely color. Your shadow shot is "cool" too. Mickie :)

  3. It's a lovely image Helen. I think I might have taken the bush on the right out - then the fence would have made a continuous line which I think would have been good. But it's beautiful as it is and the sky's a wonderful colour.

  4. This is beautiful. Great work.