Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, Augusta, GA
Date: Feb 24, 2011
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2011
|Loved visiting this swamp in Georgia with lots of interesting trees covered with Spanish Moss, and quite a few birds (though they weren't always easy to see and/or shoot ... funny how 600mm seems so inadequate sometimes ... obviously wasn't using it for this shot, though).
When I processed this I decided I liked the way B&W played up the desolate look of a swamp in winter. I suspect I would melt if I visited here in summer but I really enjoyed exploring it in February.
PP - straightened, cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), merged with original at 20% transparency, increased contrast, dodged bird a little, duotone, resized, sharpened, added border.
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