Thursday, July 17, 2014

Before and After

Snowy egret blur original
Snowy egret blur post-processed
Since yesterday we had extremely heavy rains, I spent the day continuing to keyword and sort out old pictures.  I came across a number of interesting pictures that when I had originally taken them, I had a very hard time post-processing the pictures.  With the continue updates and improvements in my post-processing software, including Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz and NIK plug-ins I was able to create more interesting pictures.  I am going to show you the original picture and the post-process picture.  The more you use the software and continue to learn the better you'll get at processing your raw images.
Except for the American white pelican pictures, all the rest were taken either just before or just after sunrise, or before or just after sunset at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida.

American white pelicans original
American white pelicans post-processed
Flock of roseate spoonbills original
Flock of roseate spoonbills post processed

Roseate spoonbills original
Roseate spoonbills post processed by isolating the spoonbills and creating a white background
Roseate Spoonbill original
Roseate spoonbill post processed
Wood storks original
Woods storks post processed by adding a better background

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