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The Birds

Posted by Bill Brown (California, United States) on 26 January 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

The original image was shot with a 500mm f/8 mirror lens at Folsom Lake. Because of the fog and haze it was destined for the trash file. However, I decided to try something radical instead. Using Photo Elements 7, I converted the image to b&w, sharpened it and slid the contrast slider all the way to the right. I then used the Posterize adjustment filter to get the final effect.

Canon EOS 5D 1/800 second ISO 400

abstract | birds | folsom | dam | ca

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Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Now it's a work of art!

26 Jan 2010 2:19pm

@Amanda: Thanks! I appreciate your comment.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool processing.

26 Jan 2010 4:24pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you!

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

nicely played with !!

26 Jan 2010 4:51pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice!!

26 Jan 2010 4:52pm

@john4jack: Thank you!

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Excellently done! That strip of land between sky and water separating the circle of light is almost abstract, definitely a plus in this great composition!

26 Jan 2010 9:27pm

@Self-Indulgence: Thank you! I really appreciate your comments. I

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool! I'm glad you didn't toss it.

27 Jan 2010 12:34am

@Steve Rice: Thank you! I was happy with the way it turned out.

SisterNotes from Takoma Park, United States

Very artistic!

30 Jan 2010 2:38am

Jen from Bartlett, United States

Good recovery of a photo that didn't work the first time.

30 Jan 2010 9:33pm

@Jen: Thank you! I was happy with the result, so I may have to experiment with some other images that did not make the cut.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great processing

7 Feb 2010 8:15am

@Nigel: Thank you!