Archive for April 29th, 2009

29
Apr
09

4/30/2009

Great Egret Display

Great Egret Display

Not an easy exposure. White bird in shadow against dark foliage. -1 EV exposure compensation for the feathers, but that leaves the scene dark and flat. Fill light in Lr, and some global added exposure. Vibrance for the green leaves and green breeding lores of the bird. Added Clarity for the feather detail.

Sony DSC N1 through the eyepiece of a Zeiss Diascope 85FL spotting scope. 1/160 @ ISO 64. F-stop determined by scope.

From St. Augustine FL.

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29
Apr
09

4/29/2009

Sculpted Shore

Sculpted Shore

Rare outcroppings of rock along the coast south of St. Augustine FL. Even Florida’s minimal tide has sculpted the rock over the ages into all kinds of interesting shapes. That and the green and blue sea make for an interesting scene.

I tipped the camera down sharply to emphasize the long stretch of beach, leaving just enough horizon to keep it real.

Sony DSC H50 at about 35mm equivalent. F5.6 @ 1/640 @ ISO 100. Programed Auto.

Minor processing in Lr. Added Clarity and Vibrance, Landscape sharpen preset.

From St. Augustine FL.