All images copyright L.P.Lawhead unless specifically noted.
This shot was taken in Spokane, WA, last fall. I'd run out to the Spokane River after a conference, and was enjoying the natural setting. As it was getting dark, and I was headed back to the car, I heard the callings of a group of geese. I was JUST barely able to get my digital camera powered up as they flew overhead, and caught these guys at the last possible moment. As Ansel Adams said: “Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter”... I used this as the introductory slide in a presentation I did on my photography, at my Church's Men's Group Meeting.
I love that the sky is blue, but the rest of the picture seems to be in black and white... It gives it an aged perspective, those tints used in early photography. It's about time for those birds to migrate... Last day of summer. Congrats on the 1000 posts!
Sorry, that last one was me... dunno why it registered anonymous.
Thanks Lauren!! The sun was below the ridge (to the right and slightly behind), so there was a real "flat" quality to the light... This shot really was happenstance, I didn't have time to compose at all, just turn on the camera, point and SHOOT! If I remember right (it was taken a year ago), I did a little "clean up" in the digital darkroom. Crop, perhaps rotate a tiny bit (straighten), desaturate (remove a bit of the color, maybe 10-15%). I know I used a little of the Buzz filter to give a more "even" feel to the sky..... But of course a real photographer would've recorded all that for posterity.
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