Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Birds on the Waterfront

I took a walk through the entire length of "old town" Alexandria from the Metro to the waterfront where I saw this family throwing crumbs to birds as the sun set behind them.
GR II f/5.6 ISO 800
Post-processing in Lightroom, I lowered the highlights to bring out contrast in the sky and applied a graduated filter to lighten the foreground, matching intensity of the color on the water with the sky. Then I bumped up the saturation a bit to stylize the scene. The shutter speed of 1/125th of a second was just long enough to have a bit of motion blur in the birds' wings brushing against the glow of sunset.

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