D3 does Lilac Breasted Roller

Started Jun 18, 2008 | Discussions thread
cary smith Senior Member • Posts: 1,596
Re: D3 does Lilac Breasted Roller

The blue sky background is better for me. More natural and takes away the extreme harshness of the white background. Note that this is especially true of viewing on a monitor. On a print it would not be quite so bad.

Look at the real sky, the sky blue intensity varies from horizon to over head, it is not perfectly uniform. When adding a blue sky try using the PS gradient tool and making the top slightly darker than the bottom. Then using the burn tool at about 8% and softest edge burn in all around the border/edge of the photo.

However, with this photo a blue sky does not really look very natural. If the sky were blue then the sun was shining. The birdie does not look like it was in the sun.

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