Thursday, February 26, 2009

Houston Zoo #3

Another shot from the Bay Area Photo Club field trip to the zoo this past Saturday.

Title: "My Little Friend"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom
Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Duplicate Background Layer > Topaz Adjust plugin "Clarity" preset for improved sharpness > Duplicate Layer > Cloning to remove a few small high contrast distractors > Curves Adjustment Layer for improved contrast > Merge Visible to New Layer > Nik Viveza plugin to increase local brightness in the eyes > Add New Layer in Multiply blending mode and paint a custom vignette with black brush


Steve Schuenke said...

Really pretty light and perfect sharpness. Great shot!

Kelly Russo said...

Beautiful photo of our Patas Monkey.

Kelly Russo
Mgr. Interactive Marketing, Houston Zoo

Barry Armer said...

Thank you Steve and Kelly!

Kelly - Thanks for identifying the animal for me! I knew the monkey part but would never have been able to recall the "Patas" part!


Larry J. Patrick said...

I really like how you got-in tight on this guy. It makes him look almost human.
Good work.

Larry said...


Anonymous said...

Great job of getting in close, working the light and keeping it sharp. You can almost look into its soul through its eyes.