Can you guess what the theme for this week is? C’mon I’ll give you a hint – it involves animals. This weeks theme came about because I was hunting through my files on the external hard drive for an image that someone wanted. While looking for that image (which I did find) I stumbled across a folder from when I was at the Columbus, Ohio Zoo a while ago. While strolling down that memory lane I decided why not re-work the images.
I’ve recently been working with Topaz Labs Adjust (magical contrast, detail, and color adjustments according to their website) and having quite a bit of fun with it. For all of this series the images were converted using either the Topaz Adjust HDR pop or HDR sketch plug-ins with some adjustments here and there to come up with the final results. None of these shots were bracketed, which makes for a true HDR image, but these are somewhat close to the effect. As with any kind of editing not every image works with every type of technique. I found that some animals really stood out with the conversion while others were just not good at all…I’m talking oh no in some cases. But that is what the creative process is all about; discovering what does and doesn’t work.
So welcome to this week’s series; hope you enjoy. Now wouldn’t it be great if we could reach that itchy spot as easily as this flamingo did.
Great shot – With his (or her) head all bent it took me a moment to realize that it was. I love the color.
Thanks 🙂 And to think it’s all because of their diet or at least that’s what I read.
I’ve got hundreds of bad shots, just waiting for the right software to be invented. 🙂
Too funny! 🙂
I haven’t been to a zoo in years, but remember they were always great places to go as a kid as well as with the kids.
If nothing else they are good for walking through. The one here you can walk for miles!
I want to go to a zoo!! Thank you for sharing. Keep these fun shots coming!
You’re welcome and I endeavor to keep trying 🙂
Aren’t they beautiful? Once each Spring and Fall, the flamingos at Lincoln Park Zoo change quarters, moving from their Winter home to Summer in the Spring, and, the revers trip in the Fall. It’s must-see if you’ve got little ones. 🙂
Sounds like a sight to see regardless of age. One of these days I am going to visit that zoo.
Neato! I haven’t been to a zoo in a long long time. What a great place for photos! Great shot…it has a 3-D effect!
Thanks 🙂 Experimenting with editing programs can be fun and you need to go visit a zoo.
Amazing pictures and inspiring words.I have so much to learn from you .No other option Than to hit the “Follow button” .Thanks for sharing your talent and knowledge .As we grow better we meet better people /Tocclo
Thank you very much. As I learn from others and practice I try to pass it on.