When I saw this driftwood dragon emerging from the sand, whimsy overtook me and I shot it lying on my back, trying to capture his eye against the sky 🙂
Shot details: 7D and 17-55mm, at 20mm, f9, ISO100 1/80th sec, handheld.
Processed in LR5 with some global adjustments, an ND grad in the sky and some radial filters on the head of the dragon to bring out the texture. Tweaked a little more in Viveza.
Do you see him?
And because I couldn’t resist, a B&W version in Nik Silver Efex, Fine Art Process preset with some tweaking for texture around the head again. I picked this preset because it faded the sky into the background and bought the subject into prominence.
Oddly when I look at the big version on Twitter it looks soft and out of focus, but its not 😦
Is B&W an improvement here or was Colour the right choice?