Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Buck Whitetail Deer

This is one of my favorite whitetail deer photographs taken during the rut about a month ago. The buck has a great set of antlers with a total of eight points and long tines. The morning had very dense fog which is still visible in the background. I had been watching the buck slowly approach in my direction as he had considerable interest in a couple of nearby does. Unfortunately for him, a ten point buck was tending the does and this guy decided to keep his distance. This proved fortunate for me, though, because he lingered in this spot for a couple of minutes. I took this photo as the sun began burning through the fog and cast a nice soft light on the deer. 1/400 at f5.6, ISO 1000, handheld with a 100-400mm lens with image stabilization.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flight Duck Artwork

A special effect was added to this photograph of a drake mallard duck in crossing flight. The original photo is below. The treatment is similar to that on the boat images in the December 2 post.
Filters were added to the original photograph with the computer to give a black & white, 3D texture to the duck. Some color was then brought back to the speculum and the head.
We have six different duck images with this effect that are available through our gallery at the ImageKind Store. Many other original photographs of waterfowl in flight can also be seen there.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wooden Boat Art

Special effects were added to these wooden boat photographs to create some interesting artwork. The boat is an antique, wooden Hackercraft runabout that I photographed in the summer. See the September 14 blog entry for more information on that shoot.
I applied some filters in Photoshop to create the effects and brought back some of the original color to portions of the boat and the flag. Seven different boat photos, of two different boats, have had this effect applied to them. The nautical gallery at our ImageKind Store is offering these images as prints with available custom framing.