I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to post for the travel theme statues at Where’s My Backpack? when I saw the original post on Friday. But yesterday I was looking through some of my files when I came across some images that almost looked like statues. So I chose one and set out to make it look more like a statue. Here is what I created:
This is a Cape Thick-knee who lives at the St. Louis Zoo. I had shot this image using exposure bracketing, so I created an HDR image using Photomatix. I ended up thinking that the Black and White artistic setting ended up looking the most like a statue. In Photoshop then I cropped and sharpened the image. Here is the original:
It is a bird that blends in with it’s background, and it was sitting very still, so it would have been very easy to miss. It has lovely colors, but what do you think of my stone version?