Friday, May 1, 2009

Cruising

Male and female Blue-Winged Teal at Old Bent's Fort National Historic Site near La Junta, Co.

Original photo had flat grey, hazy sky. I replaced it with a sky with some interesting clouds.

I like the feeling that the viewer is flying along with the Teals.

Be sure fly on over to Camera Critters.

14 comments:

mononeil said...

Interesting image and composition.

Tricia said...

Yes, sir, interesting sky, indeed! That's beautiful!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Very cool effect with that photo fix. My first thought was "Wow, was he hang-gliding AND taking photos?" Not sure how one would do that, but that's the impression it made on me. :)

i beati said...

now that's a picture I'd like on my wall.sandy

Bryan said...

Very nice background replacement. It does make me feel I'm there flying alongside them, but now I also want to look forward again so I don't fly into a tower or hot air balloon or something.

Marie Reed said...

Wow! I've been goosed! The added clouds really make the shot extra special:) Bravo!

Anna said...

Wow, that is amazing! I do feel like I'm flying along with them. That would be so nice...

Snap said...

Flying with the birds ... something I've always wanted to do!

Chris - Vancouver, BC said...

Great shot. Nice job with the background, certainly makes it more interesting.

Karen said...

WOW... that is a really great shot !!!

Very nicely captured :-)

Manz said...

Must be the week to manipulate our photos ;)
Love what you've done... however, I would love to see the original. Seeing the transformation can be interesting... to me anyway.

I took a close look at a large version - nice work with the deep-etc of the birds!

And a parting commment, I'd start to add a copyright line somewhere on your photos... that's my point of view.

Russ said...

Manz -- for the before/after, check out http://bluehiker.smugmug.com/gallery/8094504_L3uq8/1/527481543_K2mqv

Russ said...

Oh, not to be forgotten --- Merci beaucoup ya'll!

Snapshutter said...

Good? I'd say fantastic.