365-147 Scary scarecrows
Well since few people seemed interested in my cat pictures 😉 yesterday , I’ll try something a little more funky today. In the midst of an affluent suburban area and across the street from a major shopping mall is a farm. I’ve taken a few pictures there before over the winter. The scarecrows were a bride and groom but driving by today I noticed that they changed to very large chickens. I thought they looked a little creepy so I parked my car to get a photo. I took a few straightforward and close-up shots but the late afternoon sunlight added a nice touch to the wider shot. Taken with my Pentax K20D and DA55-300 lens. The lens held up well considering I was shooting towards the sun. For processing, I did a Nik Silver Efex black and white layer and then lowered the opacity some to bring back some of the color. Kind of a roundabout way of desaturating but the Nik layer add some vignette as well as contrast and grain enhancements. I then punched up the saturation of the yellows and reds to emphasize the “birds” and sunlight a little more. Bonus pictures of a few more scenes.