Goose on a Log

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Form and shape are important elements in a lot of my photography, so when I saw this goose with its wing out-stretched I was thrilled. What I did not see was the enormous amount of refuse in the water. Removing it was a trial and admittedly it’s not all gone. In color the form of the bird was lost to the waves and color in the water, so I decided to go for a monochrome treatment (Tonality Pro). Some creative blur to parts of the background helped. Overall this photograph took considerable time to process as I tried different techniques before finding the mix of solutions that got the result I wanted.

13 responses

  1. Great shot! Love the reflection in the water.


    July 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

  2. What a perfect arc–nice capture.


    July 30, 2015 at 9:13 am

  3. My first thought was, “Bird ballet!” There is so much to look at in this photo, the bird, log, reflection, ripples, even the shadow that extends the black of its neck. It may have taken a while to process, but I’d say it was worth it. 🙂


    July 30, 2015 at 11:28 am

  4. I wonder why they do that. When I was following the 6 juvenile geese and their parents, the kids were all doing it together. Practicing, I suspect.


    July 31, 2015 at 12:41 am

  5. Wonderful lines and curves… Great result.


    July 31, 2015 at 10:40 am

  6. Poetry.


    September 6, 2015 at 9:11 am

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