"Robert, thanks for your interesting comments about the swan. Note that the eye of the swan is closed so it is what it is. Oh, and I do not agree with your comment of the processing being a bit rough. Thanks anyway and always appreciated."
Been doing serious photography for 40 years. Went through the wedding phase and the courses but now shoot for myself almost everyday and having loads of fun. This is a great hobby for me.
My Photography Equipment:
I use SONY ALPHA equipment and am able to add my previous MINOLTA based lenses from film shooting to the mix for very satisfying results. My latest camera is the beautiful SONY A65 which is truly amazing. PLUS, using several imagery software programs on the computer has added a lot to today's photography.
Thanks, Mike! The edit on this photo started with "levels and curves" to lighten and bring out all the details in the darker areas and to darken the sky a bit. After that, I used Topaz Clarity for tone mapping and then Topaz Detail for just a tiny bit of sharpening. I had dismissed this photo when I was first editing the trip!
Arriving here at your page, Mike, I had to take a minute to sit back and watch the slideshow of your new posts - fantastic! You may remember how much I love your cemetery deer and the echineacea are beautiful. Back to my goal here, thanks for taking the time to look through my photos and send your nice opinions.
You were busy, Mike! Thanks for looking through my site and commenting on some of my old favorites as well as new shots. As to the last one, I had to give that woman points for climbing up as far as she did in 3 inch heels! Brave or crazy - I couldn't decide.