Jody Coker  

Turkey Vulture by Jody Coker

October 2021 - Turkey Vulture

October 2021 - Jody Coker


About the Image(s)

I came across this Turkey Vulture a while back and was drawn it’s classic old spaghetti western movie feel of the buzzard in a dead tree it just needed something by Ennio Morricone music plying in the background. One photo is a black and white edit, going for that 60s movie feel. The other is the same photo with in color.
All post work done in Affinity Photo

8 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I certainly prefer the B&W version. I liked it even more after increasing the contrast.   Posted: 10/03/2021 18:31:09
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Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I agree with Robert's opinion that b&w shows this capture best. The vignette is also an effective addition! Good job!   Posted: 10/05/2021 18:40:02

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
B&W are good, agree to increase the contrast a little   Posted: 10/06/2021 10:34:08

Jody Coker   Jody Coker
Thank you for the insights. My concern with pushing the contrast was blowing out the highlights. I could probably address that by painting out the contrast in those areas.   Posted: 10/07/2021 19:07:43

Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Nice sharp capture of the vulture I would crop in along the straight branch on the right to make the bird even larger in the image I also brightened the eye more and increased contrast   Posted: 10/09/2021 01:46:18
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Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
I prefer the black and white version as well. Definitely gives you that feel you were describing. I was also thinking of trying to crop out some of the tree, but maybe playing with the contrast a little would be better.   Posted: 10/11/2021 12:41:25

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Love the feel to this! Definitely old western! I agree with additional contrast. I had thought it needed cropping as Judy suggested, but now am not so sure. Possibly a little off the right, but none off the top.
  Posted: 10/11/2021 15:27:05

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I like Judy's suggestions which show the bird much better, but little sacrifice to the wood.   Posted: 10/11/2021 16:41:08


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