Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Its been difficult finding the time to go through and do the final processing of my Galapagos images. One thing that is really challenging about photographing in the Galapagos are the backgrounds. Some photographers still manage to get great images though (note: I am not claiming to be one of them). The Land Iguanas were particularly challenging in this aspect (especially as you are trying to respect the park guidelines and not get too close or disturb the animal).
This may sound odd, but I am not a fan of extensive Photoshop work on photographs. There are some photographers who wouldn't think twice to clone out every errant thistle, grass or even "clean up" the surface of an animal or bird. There's nothing wrong with this, every photographer needs to draw their own line, I just know where mine is.
Technical Specs: Canon 1D4, 70-200 f/2.8 II @ 95mm, f/9, 1/200s, ISO 400.