Wednesday, October 14, 2009
What do these guys have in common? It's in the eyes. More specifically, it's in the eye. There was only one of the birds that had his eye open when the shutter was clicked. The haughty guy has his head back too far to be able to see his eye and the front two had their eyes closed. Guess it doesn't only happen at weddings. I had to "borrow" the one good eye and plug it in to the birds needing to be able to see. A little twisting and shaping plus some Opacity reduction had them looking like they were wide eyed and bushy tailed right from the start.
The clouds might look familiar to those who have followed the blog from some time. It was used in the image of the fireman's hat and the flag and as recently as last week in the far background of the image of the fences. An image is the sum of its parts. Ideally everything comes together when the shutter snaps. That only happens occasionally, like the shot of Nubble Light. The clouds there were that spectacular and we happened to be there at the right time. There are times when you're lucky and times when you're skilled. If you shoot enough you might be surprised at how often the two merge.