Near the end of October, I had the privilege of going on a photography expedition with fellow photographer, Jim Davenport. On the trip, we decided to stop by a lake in hopes of finding some photographic specimens. That’s when I saw the Great Blue Heron. He was out in the middle of the lake, sitting on an old fallen tree. I rushed to get my 400mm lens and tripod. After a few test exposures, I knew I had a keeper.
The only downside was the time of day. As noonday sun is hardly the best time for photography. But thanks to some development work in Lightroom, I was able to bring the contrast back into the otherwise contrast-less photograph.