Signs of Spring, you can find them here if you are looking hard enough. I’m on the lookout, so I have noticed the increased number of birds that I can see outside my kitchen window in the morning. This little sparrow really likes the cover of a pile of sticks we are collecting from a recent storm:
I’ll show you the original in a moment but I decided to convert this image to black and white for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Found in Nature I used my point and shoot to get this image. This little bird was pretty still, so I was pretty confident the camera would get a decent shot.
I opened the original in Camera Raw and increased the exposure and the clarity. Then I converted it to black and white. From there I opened it in Photoshop, cropped and sharpened it a bit.
Here is the original:
One of the reasons I cropped the photo was to make the bird look like it was in a more natural setting. I also wanted to make him a little more obvious, since he gets lost a bit in the black and white. What do you think? Does black and white work here?