Egyptian Blue

© Joanna Kovalcsik

Egyptian Blue

Uploaded: November 14, 2018 | Entered: November 14, 2018 18:00:18


This bluejay, shot in the same light as the iron feeder, was added to the scene using a special masking and blending technique taught by Jai Johnson. I grounded the bird by using a burn brush to create shadows beneath the feet and talons. Background textures were chosen to mirror the light/shadow of the original images and add visual interest. Topaz Impression provides the finished work with a painterly look.

Category: Digital Composites (Techniques)
Aperture: 5.63
Shutter Speed: 8
ISO: 320


Teresa Burnett level-deluxe November 14, 2018 1

So beautiful, Joanna! Your post processing makes your images all beautiful art pieces! #1717379

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic November 15, 2018

Teresa, thank you so much for those kind words!! :o) #11737035

Martha R. Mazon level-classic November 15, 2018 1

Incredible work, Joanna! Thank you for explaining your complicated technique! The results are fabulous. #11737054

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic November 15, 2018

You're most welcome, Martha... thank you for the encouragement!! :o) #11737060

Leslie McLain level-deluxe November 15, 2018 1

Beautiful capture and digital darkroom work, Joanna. #11737152

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic November 15, 2018

Leslie, much appreciated-- thank you! :o) #11737165

Irene Colling level-classic November 20, 2018 1

Excellent work Joanna. #11738057

Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic November 21, 2018

Thank you kindly, Irene! :o) #11738063

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