This particular shot I took in San Fran. Seems like I got a lot of good pictures there. Well, maybe not so good, but I was able to make things happen with the images I did get, like the “I Need Weed” at the beginning of my posts. With this particular image I had a premonition, or a vision, if you will of what I wanted it to look like. So, what I’ll do is include the original shot so you can see what I started out with and what the finished product is. I try to see things a bit differently, and I’m still learning how to do that. I get a lot of inspiration from other photographers that have blogs and post on-line. Several of them say that Black and White is a challenge, but many time the results are very positive. That’s what I “saw” when I took this shot: A Black and White image. It came out pretty well with a bit of voo doo processing. So, the 1st shot is the original, and the 2nd shot is the final print. Quite a bit different, isn’t it? Here’s what the judge, Bill Ternay, had to say about the image: “I love the simplicity of this elegant image. The pattern of the waves: the choice the artist made to place the heron in the asymmetrical place within the composition – all wonderful.”
Just for the record, and with all deference to the judge, it was an Egret, not a Heron. But, who am I to quibble.