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Not your average Pelican shot

 
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Mar 06, 2010 20:33 |  #1

Not really an hdr but it felt it fit into this out of the box group:lol:
I started with Color Efex Pro from Nik Software for a film treatment and then a process treatment. Then into CS4 to remix three layers of textures. I'm always partial to my own work ;) but I like how this turned out. You can view larger on my Flickr http://www.flickr.com/​photos/kevcole/4408435​298/ (external link)

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Mar 07, 2010 13:25 |  #2

Fantastic shot.


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Mar 07, 2010 13:59 as a reply to  @ Calicajun's post |  #3

Wow, I love that shot! They are such beautiful animals. The photo reminds me of a wonderful experience I had a few years ago. I was jogging at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and a young white pelican was sitting on the handrail of the dock. I stood there and admired him for quite a while then slowly worked my way closer and closer to get a good view. After quite a while it became obvious that he was going to stay there for the long haul. I needed to get past where he was, so I proceeded cautiously. To my astonishment he let me walk right up to him without as much as flinching. As I walked past him on the narrow dock - literally within inches of him - he turned and made eye contact for a few seconds then turned back away toward the water as if he was communicating that he trusted me. Such a cool experience. Thank you for bringing back the memory!




  
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Mar 09, 2010 21:00 |  #4

not working


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Mar 09, 2010 21:10 |  #5

Lost flickr link for some reason.




  
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Mar 09, 2010 21:41 as a reply to  @ Kevin's post |  #6

"A funny bird is the Pelican, who's beak can hold more than his belly can." :D

Great shot Kevin. Did you do the background textures using the smudge tool?


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Mar 10, 2010 11:21 |  #7

Gene, I actually blended three separate textures using either soft light or hard light at different opacities into the BG and a gold gradient to create last to creat this effect.




  
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Mar 10, 2010 12:47 |  #8

Nice shot and beautiful post prod.


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