I wanted to post a picture today. I went back into some of my old images and found this Sandhill Crane shot from last fall. It was wayyyy dark (and in color) and noisy, but the crisp primary feathers of the birds caught my eye and maybe this could be okay. Black and white seemed to be a better look, but in brightening the sky, up came the artifacts. As I wrestled with it, it started to get a grainy, old newspaper look and I liked it. It started to tell a story of the cold wind that day, the long flight ahead for these birds and that things would be difficult for them. As it sunk in, I considered that maybe a little noise for this image was okay. It's by no means a great photograph, but one maybe worthy of a look.
|Long Flight South|