The Backyard Biology blog seems to have taken a back seat lately, so I’ll try to bring it up to date in the next couple of days. I’ve been busy playing catch-up with the rest of the cohort of Arcanum apprentices, trying to get ready for my first photo critique with my master photographer, Les Imgrund (click here to see some of the spectacular photos he has taken). I took readers’ advice from the survey on February 3 blog post and submitted the fox, the hummingbird, the swan, and the prairie farm for his critique, after modifying them somewhat. The photo below was the best of the bunch, getting an almost perfect score from Les. The others had slight problems that needed fixing.
Now, my goals are to improve my composition of landscape photos and to learn how to do some of the post-processing steps (in Lightroom 5) that selectively enhance elements of the photo. Illustrations are below with some explanations. Please click on each of the photos to see them in full screen mode.
Now I’ll wait for my cohort and then Les to comment on my latest set of photos, before moving on to the next level. At this point I am about half way through the foundation level.