Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Easton, CT
Date: Feb 26, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2008
|Yes, they're the same two swans, but look... it snowed! :-D
I actually went down to this reservoir for a landscape shot after it snowed. Any swans or geese would be a bonus, but they weren't the main goal. When I found these two, I just couldn't resist. I made two trips and took over 1,000 shots. Several people in passing cars saw what I was doing and came back with their own cameras or cell phones. You just don't get many opportunities like this! Any time the swans got close together, I was hoping for this heart shape and they finally obliged for a split second: a single frame out of a high speed burst sequence.
Processing: Convert from RAW, Levels, Curves for contrast, crop and flip the image horizontally, clone out a couple of stray foreground twigs, Dodge & Burn, USM, and add frame.
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