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Dam Bird Study in Orange and Blue

Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:05 pm

I didn't so much notice the colors till I got it home, but I've seen it before under the dam - blue in the shadows and orange in the water after a hard rain. Which matches the colors of a blue heron perfectly. They were glad, today, to get back onto the perches for the first time in a month, and everyone who isn't in the rookery building or sitting on a nest came breame-fishing in the sunny weather. If you can't find a woman, you can always go fishing.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 pm

good shot, also now I know what to say to fishermen!

Edit - also a good proof that light reflected from the sky (ambient light) should be cool color (blue) while something directly lit by the sun should be a warmer color. Well, not always... but if you are playing around with colors, it is not a bad thing to remember.

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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:15 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:58 pm
good shot, also now I know what to say to fishermen!

Edit - also a good proof that light reflected from the sky (ambient light) should be cool color (blue) while something directly lit by the sun should be a warmer color. Well, not always... but if you are playing around with colors, it is not a bad thing to remember.
I"ve learned from the dam that (a) noon light is cold light, no matter how bright the sun is and (b) shadows captured by the camera are cooler/bluer than they seem to the human eye.

For this, and a few others I have done of the blue herons, I didn't try to mitigate these factors but actually enhanced them just a bit with color contrast.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:22 pm

There's something about this I really like, it's turbulent, but makes me feel calm! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 am

Terrific in every way possible. I can hear it! Deafening! Power! :yay:
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Post by minniev » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 am
Terrific in every way possible. I can hear it! Deafening! Power! :yay:
Thanks Chuck. The dam birds are my greatest photographic fun.
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