Canada Goose (Two Photographs)
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I am still upset that neither the Canada Goose nor Loon won the contest for Canada’s National Bird, instead the gray jay, a bird I have never heard of and from the sounds of it will never see, won. Having thought about it a while I looked for some Canada Goose photos, where I could best show off the bird. These two photos were prepared in color and then processed in black and white. The water was always very blue, but I darkened it with neutral density filters in the processing. Then in the conversion to black and white, I used a red filter to accentuate the blue even further. Using mainly exposure, contrast, highlights and mid-tones I built up a sort of vignette to get the effect you see here. I think the technique shows off the bird at it’s best.