So this is image number 3 to be added to my page dedicated to my pictures of Cornwall, which you can get to from this link
This shot is great. A big, and I mean big, sea gull, fearless, sat on top of a ladder which leads down to the harbour waters in Padstow.
The main subject here is clearly the sea gull, so in post processing I have blurred the background more, darkened the perimeter and highlighted the star of the shot. This is fine as far as I am concerned – this is not image manipulation, this is image enhancement. The sea gull was there, the background was there.
I have just tried to make the best out of what was actually in front of me using Lightroom.
I am trying to pull together a collection of photographs which are hopefully different from the usual collections by other photographers in Cornwall. I hope that I create an original collection of interesting, dramatic, pleasing and sometimes amusing images.
My photography reflects my personality, and I am enjoying trying to capture this into a set of 12 photos. This is not an exercise in editing, although I might do the odd tweak along the way to previously edited images, and of course start from scratch with anything I choose from my catalogue which has not been processed to date.
I am also looking for images which have not been taken on my 17-40mm F4L Lens!!!! There must be some in there somewhere??
So what did I use for this shot?
Canon 5D Mark 1, 17-40mm F 4L lens.
Shock news – I went telephoto for this shot – taken at actual 40mm!!
I must have forgotten my 70-200 lens that day......
Back to the technical stuff. ISO 100, 1/800th second at F4.
Had I used the 70-200 I would have got a much better out of focus background, with that lovely soft Bokeh that lens produces.
But I didn’t.
Still I like the image a lot.
Thank you for reading todays post – another new image coming your way tomorrow on my daily blog, which you can get to at
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