I knew I was going to have to go outside, despite the snow and freezing rain. But before I did that this morning I set up my camera in a window by the bird feeders. Here is one of my visitors:
In order to get this shot I am using my tripod and remote shutter. That way my camera can be close to the window to eliminate glare, but I am not there scaring away the birds. I used the live view function on my camera which allowed me to see what I was going to take a photo of. In this case I have also increased my ISO because despite the light of the snow, it was a bit dark.
Once I had this shot, I edited it in Photoshop. I will show you the original at the bottom of this post, but I started my editing in Bridge and used Camera Raw to adjust the exposure and clarity. Then I opened the photo in Photoshop and did a levels adjustment and some sharpening. I also cropped the image. Here is the original:
As you can see from the snowflakes on the bird, it was actively snowing. It stopped shortly after so off I went to clear the walk. Hope you are warm wherever you are!
This post was written in response to Daily Prompt: The Outsiders.