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Bird & Bass

By GWS  
I set out to try to get a nice sunset view of Tantallon Castle , but noticed the gulls flying in my view of the Bass Rock - so snapped a few like this.

Quite pleased , but I need some pointers re post production I think. Adjusted the levels on this a tad , and slight crop only.

Comments more than welcome.

Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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GrahamNobles 14 9 4 England
18 Mar 2009 7:49PM
Good, very good. But it's not a seagull, technically, Grahame. It's a fulmar, a tubenose, more closely related to albatrosses.
Paintman Plus
15 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 9:40PM
I think you could change the colour balance and push it to the blue end slightly. It's a little yellow at the moment.

I find the light on the horizon a distraction and could be cloned out. The highlight on the water could be cloned out too.

I think you've sharpened the entire image. When viewed large this shows as a granular texture in the flatter areas and areas with low contrast. If you duplicate the layer then sharpen, you can create a layer mask ( the rectangle with a circle in it on the layers palette ) and paint over the blurred areas so you then have an image that is selectively sharpened. Use smaller brush sizes the closer you get to the bird. Only the Fulmar should be sharp and it will look really crisp against an unsharpened and blurred b/g.

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.

GWS 13 53 Scotland
19 Mar 2009 6:12AM
Appreciatte the input Paintman.

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