Great Blue Heron over Mt. Moran at Grand Teton National Park
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This is a two-image composite put together using Photoshop Elements.
The foreground image is of a Great Blue Heron captured in flight across the canal from the back of our home in Cape Coral, Florida. I always liked the heron, but the original background, although substantially out-of-focus, was still too busy for my taste. That brings us to the second image, one of Mt. Moran protruding from the low level overcast blanketing Grand Teton National Park.
In order to make it more realistic, I used a Gaussian blur filter on the background to make it seem out-of-focus and help the heron stand out from this background. To complete the illusion, I used an orange photo filter on the heron to match its illumination to that of the early morning lighting bathing Mt. Moran.