Glamorous Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron Garbo Pose – bw – babsjeheron

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Great Blue Heron, Takes 2, 3, 4, and 5 – babsjeheron

Experimenting with the final look and feel of a photograph using different color tones is a fun method of artistic license. The photos here show the same scene rendered 5 different ways. The top version is an infrared-style B&W. Next, clockwise from top left are Sepia, B&W, Cyanotype, and then Full Color. Which do you like best? How much artistic license is too much?

Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for this week’s WPC Challenge: Fun.

And thanks also to Paula for hosting her Black & White Sunday: Favorite. This Great Blue Heron posed between the two subtly different columns has always been a favorite.
From July 1 through July 30, 2016, I was the Featured Artist of the Month at the Summer Street Gallery. The Great Blue Heron photographs once again graced the walls of the lobby and theater in a one-woman show at The Center for Arts in Natick. In addition to the visual arts shown at the gallery, TCAN has a lively, dynamic lineup of upcoming performing artists.

A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.

Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.

Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

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Great Blue Heron, Kayaking, TCAN

Posted on August 15, 2016, in ardea herodias, Art, Black & White Sunday, Great Blue Heron, Monochrome Madness Challenge, Monochrome Monday, Photography, Photography challenge, postaday, TCAN, Weekly Photo Challenge, Wildlife Photography and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Glamorous he is, and I like black and white rendition best. He look like a performer 🙂

    • Hi Paula – I agree – he does look like he’s a performer. (Sometimes I think they pose for the camera on purpose.) Thanks for your kind words and thanks again for hosting your great B&W challenge. Best, Babsje

  2. The heron’s pose is great. I really like the sepia version–it has a moody,old-time feeling about it that I find appealing.

    • Hi Mike – Many thanks, glad you like the pose and also the sepia version. Your observation about the old time feel is especially poignant – the dock in that scene has been reconfigured since then, and it is now flanked by two boats, one of which is a ginormous pontoon boat that is more “floating patio” than boat. So, opportunities to re-capture that same scene are now relegated to the sepia-tones of memory. Best, Babsje

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