19 thoughts on “2 14 13

  1. John Linn February 14, 2013 / 9:22 am

    I guess before commenting on how close-up you were on 2clicksaway I should have seen this!

    Nice sharp image and well balanced exposure. Great textures.

    • oneowner February 14, 2013 / 5:37 pm

      Thankd, John. I was on the Bay access bridge on the sidewalk with the 70-300mm VR attached. The original has the entire swan but I decided to on this crop to bring out the texture of the feathers. I only noticed the detail after zooming in in LR4.

  2. chatou11 February 14, 2013 / 10:52 am

    Beautiful Picture Ken, thanks for sharing

    • oneowner February 14, 2013 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks, Don. It’s great to hear that.

  3. Linda Grashoff February 18, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    Terrific! The tonal range alone is breathtaking!

    • oneowner February 18, 2013 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Linda. After I clicked the shutter on this one I thought it would make it into the “bloopers” folder. I was surprised myself.

  4. ehpem February 20, 2013 / 10:45 am

    This is a great exposure – all those details. I like the framing too – the bits of water give it enough context that it is immediately recognisable, and it is such nice water.

    • oneowner February 20, 2013 / 3:27 pm

      Thanks, ehpem. At first I thought I would apply a blur to the water but I think it adds a little interest to the composition.

      • ehpem February 21, 2013 / 10:50 am

        Some of those little ripples are very compatible with the fine edges of the feathers, they work well together.

        • oneowner February 21, 2013 / 2:42 pm

          Thanks, ehpem. I almost cropped them out, too.

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould June 14, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    You say it’s a swan — but it could be an angel… Beautiful capture of the tonal range!

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