You gonna eat that?

The seagulls in Monterey ARE NOT shy. I think the tourists like to feed them and they become rather aggressive. In this photo, I had just finished a 5K and was sitting down on the sea wall to enjoy a banana and a bagel. My little friend landed right beside me and watched me eat every single bite. I did not share.

A seagull sitting very close looks on as I eat. Not So SAHM

You gonna eat that – ProjectEdit365 – 29 Nov

My little friend was pretty dark in the original photo. I couldn’t increase the exposure of the whole picture though because the water was almost blown out. I used an adjustment brush on him to balance out the lighting. I also used two different graduated filters to lower the exposure of the water on the right side. Doing that made the bright area look brownish yellow, so within the filter I cooled the temperature. That got rid of the yellowing. Here’s the original:

29nov

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Keeper of the boats

This guy knows the perfect spot for fishing. And his little seagull friend is waiting in the wings. While researching the bird, I found out that a white heron is the same as a great egret. I wonder what he calls himself? Full, if he can spot a fish.

A white heron (great egret) is perched on a boat waiting to spot a a fish. Not So SAHM

Keeper of the boats – ProjectEdit365 – 16 Sep

Even though the cropped picture still has a lot going on, the original wasn’t quite focused on anything. I cropped and used radial filters to focus on the heron (egret). I lowered the contrast and saturation but increased the highlights, clarity, and vibrancy. Here’s the original:

16september

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