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STOPS ALONG THE WAY

LACE UP – PART 2 (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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These photographs are the second in my duck-on-ice series. I am amazed at the resilience of mallards and the fact that this female can move along the ice, keep her balance and tolerate the cold. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about bringing out the detail in the frozen lake. The duck was a pretty impressive subject but I wanted to enhance the background to give the photos more interest. I did this by adjusting the Highlights and Shadows in Lightroom. I then used the detail extractor in Macphun Intensify CK. For the B&W I used Tonality Pro; by adjusting the Highlights, Shadows and Mid Tones and using colour filters which effect the tonality, even more detail was brought out.

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23 thoughts on “LACE UP – PART 2 (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. I like what you’ve done with the second photo.

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  2. Very good to hear the processing detail and I certainly like the result, which distinctly improves the original. A

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  3. Nice capture and comparison. I can’t decide which I like best!

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  4. Its so nice….waddle waddle… 🙂

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  5. Processing can almost create a whole different photo. She is a cutie, I must say!

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  6. Thanks for the info on how you processed the B&W. Nice shots.

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  7. They are such characters! Lovely images!

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  8. 🙂 They are beautiful, very intelligent, and strong family bond creatures!

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  9. I do like the female mallards with their understated beauty. Thank you for the information on how you processed the pictures.

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  10. The ice looks so different in the black and white picture. There is so much more detail.

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  11. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. I hope there was a warm nest waiting for her at the end of her day!

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