This large barred owl was in a very dark wooden enclosure at the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Indian Shores, Florida. The photo was very dark, and when I lightened it enough to be able to see the eyes, it became impossibly washed out. I didn’t want to throw it out, since it’s the first owl I’ve ever photographed! I tried a few effects in Photoshop, and I thought it looked better posterized, so that is the way I left it. The text finishes off the poster effect.
Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera
Editing in Picasa3 and Photoshop
FEATURED in , October 16, 2010