Tuesday, June 17, 2014
B&W Blue Jay
My Grandma has a bird feeder in her front yard near the living room window. There's a bar that holds it up. A blue jay sat there, as if guarding the feeder from the pesky crows that bothered the sparrows drawing near.
I used a telephoto lens to get closer, then turned the color to black and white and added "spotlight" via PicMonkey. The bird became softer without so much bright coloring, and I like it that way sometimes. With less color, more imagination comes from the picture one tries to paint. More mystery. More emotion. It's just cool to use black and white anyway! :)