Snow day editing - Bald Eagle shot becomes my new Facebook banner

January 23, 2016

Snow day in DC means I have time to edit yet more Bald Eagle photos (and experiment with some new software too)!!!

I'm a big fan of LR/PS/MacPhun, but have been trialing PixelGenius Photokit as an alternative for sharpening. I discovered this Photoshop Plugin during a most educational online photo editing/critique session with Michael Milicia (if you want to understand what are your best photos and why, and how to make them look as good as they can, then contact Mike for a one-on-one web-based session).

The capture and output sharpener from PixelGenius I believe is the same engine as LR (under licence?), but I find it easier to apply in PS, with the benefit of being able to use a layer mask. You also have a particularly useful addition in the form of "creative sharpening", which is the main new tool I've been trying, applying it to select areas.

Added to experimenting with the new software, I was having one last look through too many Wilde Lake photos (what else does one do on a snow day?). Good job too, as I stumbled on what may well be my favourite!! In fact, so much so it has become my new Facebook banner photo - check out the fb page. Sometimes it's worth a second (or third, or fourth...) look through all those photos you fired off!!!

Bald Eagle, Wilde Lake, MarylandBald Eagle, Wilde Lake, Maryland

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