Toad Hollow

© Linda M. Brown

Toad Hollow

Uploaded: October 30, 2009


I got so many cool toad shots here in the spring.... also, a million mosquito bites. Now, the bugs are thankfully gone and toads have dug in, and the trees were in their full glory.... but not for long.

Exif: F Number: 14, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 28.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


November 18, 2009

Great Photo!!!!

How dod you get the color effect?

Amazing colors and shot,
Nicholas #1206786

Linda M. Brown November 19, 2009

Thanks Nicholas. The color was natural. I went back the next week and all of the leaves were down because of heavy rain and high winds. However, I used good old gaussin blur to soften the image and then erased it from much of the foreground. Also, I almost always put a layer of black over my photos and use "soft light" as a blend. It does some saturation without using the saturation tool. The path was naturally lighter than the fence, but by erasing some of the black layer, I lightened it a bit more.... also, the top of the fence, so that it would lead the viewers eye back into the photo. Thanks for your interest. I love to play with light and shadow. #8144426

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