I was lucky enough to visit Wallacia again this week so I have more images of the Australian bush. I only wish now I had have recorded the sounds of the birds, the Bellbirds and Whipbirds especially.
I couldn’t resist adding another wallaby. Two days before I arrived a wallaby gave birth – next to a doorway but sheltered by bushes…in the “Quiet Area” too! A couple of people were lucky enough to witness the birth of a joey. They watched the excruciating struggle of the mother and finally saw the little lump of the the tiny joey crawling up into her pouch. They said they would never ever forget witnessing this beautiful experience.
Series 1- Straight from camera (almost)
This week…well I might say…..today…. I played with these images using Photoshop, listening non stop to Tom Waits. I still am. I wonder if his music is reflected in what I did?
All but the last two images were done using Photoshop and PS Filter Gallery. Mostly I relied on Hue/Saturation and Selective Colour changes. I also adjusted most Levels and Curves as well as tonal contrast. I had hoped to write it up in detail for each one…but it is past my bedtime.
Being away this week not only meant I had just one day, Sunday, to do all the processing and publish this post. It also meant it wasn’t until today that I was able to visit you and respond to comments and contributions – thank you for both. I love seeing your work and reading what you have to say.
Now it is time to be a little selective. As always, I did too many variations and images! I know many of you do the same thing… it is so hard to stop when you’re having fun.
In the following I used Hue/Saturation and Selective colour to bring “orangify”. In some I used the lasso tool to isolate areas for complete desaturation.
I introduced the Photoshop Filter in the images below – Poster Edges.
Using Nik Color Efex and Topaz Clean – Stylise details
A little of what I have been listening to all day:)
Now it is your turn. I am looking forward to seeing what you have done this week. Even though I was away this week, I did have my iPad and was able to see your images and read your comments…but I am afraid it became all too much trying to use the iPad for anything other than watching movies! So I apologise to all for not getting back to you until Sunday.