Jennifer Empey  

Follow the leader by Jennifer Empey

January 2020 - Follow the leader

January 2020 - Jennifer Empey


About the Image(s)

ISO200 200mm f18 1/25 sec

The image was taken with intentional camera movement and slow shutter speed to obtain a blurry image.

In my post-production, I want to depict the movement of the birds.

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12 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Hope you haven't been affected by the terrible fires, Jennifer.
You have produced an unusual graphic image from the combination.I like the black edge to the LH bird which gives it good definition.I wonder if it is possible to do something similar with the other bird, since it loses a little around the beak and neck against the vibrant background. Some great colours going on! Good title!   Posted: 01/12/2020 12:19:43
Thanks for your concern, Mike. I'm not near the fires. Here, we're affected by the smoke from the fires with the smell of the smoke going through the house. And, the air quality has been unhealthy during the day growing to hazardous tonight.
Thanks for your comments. I can see how I can make some improvement.
Jen   Posted: 01/13/2020 09:17:54

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
Amazing result from your original - but you didn't tell use anything about your manipulation technigue - perhaps like me you forget to note down the various steps. To achieve what Mike suggests you might try to select the bird and the place a thick black stroke around it - worth a try.   Posted: 01/14/2020 10:48:26
Thanks for the suggestion.
Sorry Ian. That was lazy of me. I'll blame it on the smoke smell, it was so bad last night, I couldn't sit in the lounge, I needed to change rooms.
I used Photoshop, layers of curves and a solid colour layer in soft light blend. In Topaz, I used fur & feathers, Impasto I, & Burnt Edges.
And, it's been cropped.   Posted: 01/14/2020 19:39:20

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I love your color creation and could readily see it displayed in an art gallery. Might consider cropping from all sides to better concentrate on the birds.   Posted: 01/20/2020 15:01:25
Thanks Mark for your comments, I'll have a look at that when I reedit.   Posted: 01/21/2020 02:27:45

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Glad to hear you are OK in Oz. It's a concern for us all.

You don't say how you achieved this, could you elaborate? I really like the background, I would prefer both birds to be more similar but that's me.   Posted: 01/21/2020 06:08:59
Thanks for your concern, Andrew.
Sorry, about that, can you see my reply to Ian, is that enough? Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 01/21/2020 06:12:24

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Sorry missed that! It's fine.   Posted: 01/21/2020 06:43:43
It's all good, Andrew   Posted: 01/21/2020 06:44:50

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Very interesting image - no suggestions.   Posted: 01/29/2020 15:39:46
Thanks for your comments Jim   Posted: 01/29/2020 21:41:54