The back roads are finally dry enough to travel by vehicle. We picked a sunny afternoon for a drive and enjoyed watching this yearling moose poke his nose out of the brush on the side of the road, trot along ahead of us then duck back into cover.
Although it will be a while before the tulips in my garden emerge, we can enjoy these spectacular beauties captured at Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island last spring. For more shots from that visit, here is the post.
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I had the privilege recently of capturing her during a nap.
The above image has been post-processed.
When I first uploaded the RAW files, I was a saddened by the harshness of the images. The clarity emphasized a mild rash on her skin.
In Lightroom, I found a couple of settings that softened the overall look.
As you can see in the lower portion of this module, under “presence”, I reduced the clarity quite a bit.
By reducing vibrance, the shades of colour lighten a little.
Reducing saturation I got an even softer, lighter look.
The image below shows the original image on the left and the adjusted image on the right.
It turned into a much sweeter, dreamier image, don’t you think?
Happy Easter! Christ the Lord is Risen! Alleluia!
Spring is such a fabulous season. The earth is reborn after harsh cold and long nights. New life bursts forth – some years sooner than others! These pussy willows were photographed last year on March 19. We’ll be lucky to see them this year by April 19! As I post, snows are blowing again.
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