This was a bit of an exercise. I had brown pelicans against a brown background. What do I do?
In Lightroom2 I used the detail brushes to go after the pelicans that were against that brown background. I did some lightening, increasing "clarity" and contrast and generally fiddled around until the birds were visible without having to search for them.
Not a particularly good photograph, but I liked the subject and wanted to do what I could with it.
I shot this on the cliff above Garapota Beach in Big Sur. I saw these dudes coming and I swung around and just shot with whatever settings were already on the camera.
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