Continuing to fool around with the Lens Correction (using is for distortion) in Lightroom 4.
When I posted this on G+ the most common question was: Is this a real Eagle? Now for anyone that’s familiar with Grand Central Terminal that seems like a whacked out question; but maybe if someone had showed me an image like this from a country that I had never been to, I might ask the same question.
The reason that the Eagle has that slightly living look is that I I stretched it out in Lightroom. And the artist did a great job of painting that neck and beak. It really does look slightly alive. Let me post the shot before I did anything with it. I’ll post the original before any post-processing, but I’ll tell you this – you get completely different reactions to the images depending on whether it’s G+, Tumblr, Facebook, or this blog. And it’s changed a lot over time (i.e. since G+ came on the scene.) For one thing – G+ opened the gates to kids.
Here’s the original shot before it got any post-processing.