Maryellen Bauer  

The Fox by Maryellen Bauer

January 2020 - The Fox

January 2020 - Maryellen Bauer


About the Image(s)

So I am still exploring and playing around with filters, blending modes etc. etc. I wanted to change this photo into something more wintery. I took the original photo at the Triple D game farm in Kallispell last summer. I looked online for inspiration and found a tutorial on adding snow so I spent time playing with it. (I am a native Californian who has little experience with snow.) So anyway I used the Noise and then Motion filters on black and then the Screen Mode. I also added a gradient. Along the way I learned some things about Photoshop. Somehow I created a file greater than 2gb so I had to use the Large File format to save it. I also had to allot more RAM.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
wonderful fox!

I like the snow, the motion filters makes it work   Posted: 01/10/2020 16:56:34

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Maryellen: I think you accomplished your goal and definitely gave it a "wintery" look.

There are lots of free brushes including a "snow" brush available to subscribers on the Adobe site. (if you have a subscription)
  Posted: 01/10/2020 18:07:33

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Maryellen, This is a really wonderful image. My only suggestion is to consider increasing the contrast on the face of the fox a little more to draw a little more attention to this beautiful creature.   Posted: 01/13/2020 23:55:49

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Well Maryellen, I have spent most of my life in northern Minnesota and this is what a fox in a snowstorm looks like! The eyes are sharp, the pose indicates the fox is ready to move on. Your use of filters and gradient really worked.

Now here is my personal bias: the original of the fox has slightly more color and the fur is so sharp and interesting, that I would be tempted to retain it in the final image. But in a snowstorm, of course these details would be blurred.

Great creation!   Posted: 01/15/2020 11:08:56

Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
great concept, i like the added snow.   Posted: 01/31/2020 10:04:38