Posted on 21 Jun ’13 by Earl Moore

©Meandering Passage - Earl Moore Photography - Wetlands - Huntington Beach State Park, SCA couple photos of the natural wetlands of Huntington Beach State Park, SC — home to many varieties of wildlife.  These wetlands lie behind the natural sand dunes formed along the beach front.

©Meandering Passage - Earl Moore Photography - Wetland II - Huntington Beach State Park

These images were “softened” during post processing in Adobe Lightroom.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Mark 22 Jun ’13 at 3:56 pm

    Egrets certainly don’t have much camouflage eh? :-)

    • Earl 6 Jul ’13 at 2:11 pm

      Mark, I guess when you can stand out in the middle of a marsh and fly you don’t need much camouflage. :-)

  2. Chris Klug 6 Jul ’13 at 11:26 am

    Earl, what do you by softened? And why did you do that? I’d love to know your thoughts.

    • Earl 6 Jul ’13 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Chris, These panoramic images with far distant horizons had a lot of detail with an almost infinite DOF — too much in my opinion, making them appear busy. I wanted to convey more the feeling of the marsh/creatures and not have the viewer get lost in the fine details.

      Post-processing them in Lightroom I reduced the Clarity slider a lot, then adjusted the Highlights(-), Shadows(+), Whites(-), and Blacks(+), balanced to my taste withe the Contrast(+) slider. This gave the impression of detail but a much Softer version — almost a slight oil painting look and feel.

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