Terry Clark  

Hunter in Paradise by Terry Clark

November 2021 - Hunter in Paradise

November 2021 - Terry Clark


About the Image(s)

I stopped to take some snapshots on the bridge over the Notoway river in Virginia late one overcast day in late fall. As I stepped to the bridge railing I spooked a heron which had been standing just below the railing. It lifted and then glided to the bend in the river below and thus gave focus to my snapshot. Shot with Sony RX100: zoom lens at 37mm focal length (100mm equivalent,) ISO 800 f/6.3 for 1/80 sec. exposure. Original was extensively edited then passed through the D.A.P. Camille (Corot)/Valenciennes template. The resulting image was stacked with the original, blended and adjusted.

5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love this. At first, I looked at it as a wonderful abstract of trees and their color. Then I read your title and saw the heron. I came away loving it; whether or not I saw the heron in the image. The colors, the bend in the river and the reflections are gorgeous. Your chosen crop adds to the allure of the colors and composition. Well done.   Posted: 11/14/2021 08:43:06

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Such rich and warm colors. Your photography captured a wonderful composition of a lovely area. While your art technique and its saturation really brought this to life. I didn't even notice the Heron at first which is always a sign of excellent work when the viewer can continue to see areas of interest with more viewing time.   Posted: 11/17/2021 18:39:05

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
Your use of DAP surely enhanced the rich colors in this and made individual leafy trees stand out, whereas they are more similar in a rust tone originally. Somehow the change helps make it possible to spot the "hunter" in your painting.   Posted: 11/18/2021 11:37:41

Gerhard Geldenhuys   Gerhard Geldenhuys
Stunning reflection with outstanding colors. Excellent and very well excecuted.   Posted: 11/20/2021 06:47:16

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Final is so much more exciting than the original and the "Where's Waldo" moment to find the heron provides the viewer. I love the way the tree branches and colors bring the eye to the heron. This is a wonderful image conversion. Kudos!   Posted: 11/24/2021 10:56:34


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