Boy I am energized again over my photos. Saturday I gave a talk at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on my photo art, textures and working with layers. I think everyone had a great time as we had a lot of laughing and questions and over all fun. It was really windy out on the waters edge and yet I managed to get a couple interesting shots. I of course am never happy to just go with the flow so I tried something different with this little image of the egret. I have been playing with some HDR from photomatrix I got to wondering if I could treat the hdr image like a texture and blend it onto my original image. Well, yes you can! So this original image was not taken in braket mode ( that is to say there were not 3 shots taken of it) I used a single image and let the photomatrix just make a map toning copy for me. I was totally blown away with the end result. I love how the little sunflowers and green weeds brought so much color into a rather boring blue and muddy grey image that is pretty normal when you are taking shots of white birds, and water.
Now with some new excitement and ideas its time to look through my old photos again.