Jessica Manelis  

Geese by Jessica Manelis

November 2021 - Geese

About the Image(s)

Once again I am playing with my iPhone. I went for a walk on a very sunny day last week around a pond near my house. They managed to get a shot of these geese before the other geese tried to attack me. Quite frankly it felt a little horror movie-ish!! Apparently the geese are used to being fed by park visitors and they expect it now from everyone!! I loved the reflection of the changing leaves. I was also in the shade and shooting out. I also liked the reflection of the geese and how they were in shadow. I did some processing on the PS Express app.

6 comments posted

Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
The color of the water is very nice. I also like that most of the geese are swimming towards you. This is not so common with waterfowl. I think I'd like it more if you could lighten each of the geese somewhat. I don't believe that doing so would harm the natural feel of the shot. Possibly I'd like it more if the shoreline didn't hit the border in the middle of the top edge, but I don't see how to change this on this shot. Possibly other shots that you took might include more or less of the shoreline.   Posted: 11/03/2021 13:55:22

Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
nice sharp image, would defiantly lighten the geese and crop the top portion of the water, it is distract attention.   Posted: 11/06/2021 11:55:53

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
Just for the record, Jessica, I also have been chased by geese! I now give them a wide berth! I agree with the previous comments. I cropped just a hair all the way around as there are a couple of distractions, top and right. Next I adjusted the white balance in LR. LR has some new features including the ability now to selectively mask. I used it on the geese and step by step with small adjustments, tried to lighten the geese a little. .... but, now I just reread your description and how you liked the geese in shadow, so perhaps lightening them would not be to your liking??   Posted: 11/06/2021 15:52:23
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Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
(Group 42)
I like Dorinda's brightened geese, but in the process the wonderful blue of the water has been altered.   Posted: 11/11/2021 09:45:21

Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
I too like Derenda suggested changes. Perhaps some of the blue has been altered, but the enhanced reflected shoreline colors at the top and the lightened geese make a very worthwhile tradeoff, I think.   Posted: 11/12/2021 08:47:00

Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
In my version, the blue was altered as I adjusted the white balance. But it can be reversed and using the LR mask, or other mask, just the birds could be lightened if preferred.
  Posted: 11/12/2021 14:42:45


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