Lonely day on the seawall

Lonely day on the seawall

How I Did It

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Lonely day on the sea wall.

Lonely day on the seawall

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I thought that would be a good picture to apply some special effects to, so I did.

Fractalius filter by RedfieldLonely day on the seawall

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The following renditions all came about using the Topaz plug-in for Photoshop.

SunsetLonely day on the seawall

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DuskLonely day on the seawall

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MoonlightLonely day on the seawall

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The following, though, is my favorite. Compare the original to the following. Notice that the original has a significant blue tint throughout the picture. There simply was too much blue around me in the blue sky and the blue water. I tried changing the white balance but was not satisfied.

What I decided to do was place a mask on everything except those 13 posts making up the part of the seawall that the pelican is sitting on. Then I took the unmasked posts to the Topaz plug-in and applied some filters to it until I got the grungy brown posts, which I think make a much better overall picture.

Smile if you love pelicans….

Lonely day on the seawall

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16 thoughts on “Lonely day on the seawall

    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      That was one of the places she found within the first few days we had her. She knows now, after six years, exactly where she is and is not allowed. There are only a few places where she is not allowed: cabinets where eating stuff is stored, on the grand piano, on the leather couch, on kitchen counters, and on top of the refrigerator. Actually she is allowed on top of the refrigerator if she can figure out how to get to and fro without an intermediate stop on the kitchen counters……………lol

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