Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Editing and Flash Fun; War on the Cedar Waxwings

Back in January, Dianna let me practice with my flash, taking photos of her. This weekend, she gave me permission to post this one!



After adjusting colors for skin tone in CMYK, I used a selective color adjustment to remove more of a yellow cast. Hopefully, I didn't make her too pale? She IS very fair skinned! (especially in January in ND!)

News Flash: I just got a phone call from the Grand Forks County Extension office, which called the state game & fish department. They said about the only thing I could do to scare away the birds (which Pat helped me identify as Cedar Waxwings)is to put out owl silhouettes. Looks like I'm heading out to buy some owl-like objects!

19 comments:

Lauren said...

She is beautiful, what a lovely photo!

About your birds, there is a building downtown that has owls hanging all over the sides of it to keep the pigeons away. Good luck!

Mandy said...

She has such a classic beauty...wow. I can't get over how naturally gorgeous she is.

So interesting about those birdies! Who would have thought.

Sharon said...

Beautiful!

You might want to get the motion sensor owls. My dad got some for his cottage.

Mom2Drew said...

Interesting about the owl silouettes but it does make sense. She reminds me a bit of Blossom. Do you know that TV show?

Becca said...

She is simply beautiful! I love her hat. Our 7-11 has an owl on it to keep pigeons away. Hope it solves your issue!

Cindi Koceich said...

What a sweet photo...love her epression!!

pat said...

Great shot of Diana. I am glad that she let you post it. Good luck with the birds and the owl cut-outs/decoys...

Maria said...

Another great picture of Dianna.

Too bad the Cedar Waxwings are so destructive because they sure are beautiful.

Rocky Storm said...

Neat photo.

Barb said...

Love the hat! And, what a cute smile!

Meaghan said...

Great shot! I have difficulty with my DD's skin, she's so white she almost glows.

Beth said...

She is very pretty! Good luck with the owls :)

Jeanne said...

What a stunner she is! I think the photo looks fantastic!

Of course, I am also drawn to the lovely flower on her hat...I wonder if I could make something like that...LOL

Ohhh goodness...good luck with getting those birds to amscray on the oubleday!

Finally...I checked your weather pixie and it says 46 degrees...maybe it's time to switch your banner?...it makes me shiver when I see it! LOL

Margaret said...

Beautiful shot.

Good luck with the birds!

Reds said...

Gorgeous girl - great shot!

Jess said...

She is gorgeous! I hope your fake owls can scare away those pests for GOOD. :)

Erika said...

Very nice! I love the hat and your pping!

shirley said...

Great picture of Dianna - gorgeous smile!
Good luck with those Waxwings!

John F Cheney said...

I like this photo. You might want to consider reducing the amount of blue in the photo as well in photoshop that might make the skin less pale looking.