Thursday, July 03, 2008

A bird in the RAW in Sky Watch

Modern shopping centres often want you to believe that you are out in the open, when in fact you are inside. They do this in various ways, by for instance planting trees, having fountains, air-conditioning and so forth.

They also make heavy use of glass in walls and roofs, so that one without problem can do Sky Watch from inside. And if the birds don't come by themselves, they will happily paint one for you.

PS Why the RAW title? Because this is my first proper attempt to edit a photo in RAW format. All I can say is: It has a steep learning curve.

PPS More about Sky Watch Friday at Wigger's World

49 comments:

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

John said...

Et flott komponert bilde Rune.
Kan anbefale deg å prøve (hvis du har tilgang på) Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Den arkiverer, tar backup, har RAW konverter og det meste av justeringer som i PS CS3.

PS. Har en Award til deg på siden min.

fishing guy said...

Rune: what perfect framing you did as the bird flew over the sky light.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Yes but the color is thick and rich and awesome. I like it for the first try. I posted one on one of my blogs about high ISO settings and what can be recovered from that in RAW.

I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

Luke Wiley said...

Interesting effect!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

SandyCarlson said...

Beautifully done, friend. God bless.

bobbie said...

Beautiful framing, and blue on blue. A wonderful shot.

esnorway said...

fint bilde da god helg til deg også

Rose said...

Interesting post on two fronts; the photo and your comments on RAW format. I just this past week took my first shots in RAW and I haven't a clue what to do with them! When I get some time where I know I have a block of it uninterrupted, I want to try to figure it out a little bit.

Petunia said...

Er det en slik fugl de maler/klistrer på vinduene for at småfuglene skal holde seg borte og ikke fly i ruten og skade seg? Skal hvis være veldig effektivt.
Fint bilde re det også:)
Klem!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great picture Rune and very interesting words... I wish folk would take the time to read as well as view. Never done anything in the Raw for ages BTW.. :O)

Anemone said...

Flott bilde Rune, og som du ser av vingene og stjerten på denne påklistrede fuglen er det en rov fugl som også holder små fugler unna rutene. Så litt sånn dobbel effekt det der sikkert :-))

Og kjøpesenter da gitt, synes jeg hører sånn "kjøpesentermusikk" durende i hodet bare ved tanken, for et mareritt. Nei, da er det bedre i skyggen på en veranda i trøndelag, 30 grader ble målt her i dag. Deilig, og her hører en også måsene gitt :-))) Ikke for det , i dag ble jeg nesten angrapet utenfor sykehuset du. En mor med to barn har forskanset seg oppå taket , og den stupte mot mitt hode, så snart trenger en vel også hjem for å jobbe på sykehus.

I går kveld hadde jeg "hun med to hjul", med følge på besøk her hjemme. Kjempetrivelig og kjempespennende. Spiste og drakk, og koste oss. Fant tonen helt med det samme. Og kan faktisk se fra her jeg sitter at de har kommet seg vel i hus i kveld også. Skulle visstnok på Hitra en tur i dag. Tenk å være så heldig med været når de besøker trøndelagen, snakk om flaks!! Men Verdalinger har jo som kjent litt mye flaks, i alle fall i Lotto...

Klem herfra en varm sommerkveld.

picturing said...

cool....

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Juliana RW said...

is that RAW almost the same with
CS3 ???

Mine in here. Thanks

Carletta said...

I have no idea what the RAW means exactly - I saw Abe's post the other day too and I see he thinks it's a good first try. I'm guessing you did pretty good.
However, I love the photo. On first glance I was wondering how the heck you accomplished it and kept looking and finally read your commentary. Artistic license I suppose. Great that you captured it though.

Marie said...

Du så vakkert!

Julie said...

Shopping centres like to pull all our bells, don''t they!

An interesting approach to SWF. I like the discussion about RAW. I am in a steep learning curve about photography in general ...

For The People said...

Potugese sailors. Happy Traveling. Thanks for stopping by my place!

Dina said...

What an unusual view and explanation! Something to think about. Beautiful.

AnneKa said...

Skikkelig stilig og smart. Ellers ville nok mange ha flydd inn i de store vinduene og så slipper de masse fugleskitt på de. Morsomt bilde.

becky voyles said...

very unique point of view. The bird is so blue. I love it.

Champ Townboy said...

Excellent shot!

Beantown Today said...

Great Sky Watch!!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a great capture of the bird, i must say you did well in putting a frame around it.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Looks very good to me, but I'm a beginner. But, Hey! If Abraham says it's good, then it must be good. ;-)

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

This is done so very well. It's beautiful. I have so much learning to do in photos. I am obviously so old fashioned. I am so simple minded in snapping photos and handing them over to the computer as is... there is so much more to do with pictures. I guess one day I will have to learn. =)

Paulie said...

Beautiful shot at great vantage point. I know nothing about editing that you are talking about but enjoy it.

Paulie

raf said...

A fine post, Rune! Image looks right on too.

D Herrod said...

I like how the bird is framed by the wire. Very cool.

Christy said...

Nice image. It is amazing what the malls will do. I understand the qualms of shooting RAW I'm still not that good at using it myself. I do like that you can work so much more with it though.

Raven said...

I don't know what RAW is, but this is a coll photo. I love the blue of the bird. Is he painted? Is that what your text is saying? Whatever - it looks pretty. Guess that's all I care about in the end.

Gary said...

I was hoping to see some bird in the raw!! (I think perhaps only UK visitors will 'get' that!! lol!!)

Never mind though, this bird will do.

Clever post.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

evlahos said...

very beautiful composition. shoting in raw is very interesting but you have to make some treatments after. and you did it perfect.

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Blue said...

That is a stunning shot!

ArneA said...

Uansett format, bildet ble vakkert og du har alltid tid for læring.

Denise said...

Taking a photgraph in the raw?

Wayhey Rune!

reader Wil said...

Wonderful and stunning photo. You took it just in the right frame. The composition is great!

Stine ☆ said...

Flott bilde! Og en vakker blå himmel!
Ha en fin sommerhelg!

pts said...

excellent composition,texture and lighting!

Texas Travelers said...

Well done on the RAW photo.

Great SWF photo.

Come visit,
Troy

Daryl said...

Amazing ..

:-Daryl

Katney said...

Is the bird painted on, then?

I've wanted to check out the RAW format but find that neither of my cameras will support it. Ah, well! I will do what I can with what I have.

AphotoAday said...

That really IS a bird frozen in time -- great shot.

Titania Starlight said...

So very beautiful. Great blog. I found you via your friend Evlahos. :o)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A lovely photo, as usual, and interesting information about the settings and photographic process. Thanks for sharing this with us on Sky Watch.

Alan said...

So is this bird painted on?

Yes, RAW can be a bit of a challenge. My biggest problem the first time I tried shooting RAW was that my old photo software won't open RAW files! Had to download a freeware program that will only convert 5 per day... not worth the hassle! :)

KOSTAS said...

Good your first effort!
Marvellous colours, very good the contrast, prototype the subject from the internal space! We wait for many Raw photographs!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Rune..
I called back to thank you for your comment and let you know that I realise I can't please everyone all the time.
I enjoy the fun and the time spent doing Sky Watch it is a great way to exercise the brain each week.. and I have the added bonus of a trip around the world... ha! I've never traveled, never really wanted to, I'm always been contented with the hills and moors.
Now I get to enjoy lot of the places which I should have made for... your country holds much history which I like and the views you and others show are at time breath-taking. All the best.. keep well and keep safe my friend.
Tom

Kerri said...

A unique skywatch shot...you are always the creative one!
I don't shoot in Raw yet...I need to learn :)