Before/After: Sandhill Cranes

I was in the living room working when I glanced out the west window and saw a pair of cranes eating birdseed in the neighbor’s yard.

Well, they’re birds. I shouldn’t have been surprised.

I fetched the camera and went outside to take pics. The light was behind them, but that is no deterent if you have Luminar.

A couple other people were snapping photos of the pair. I used the Sony with zoom lens so I wouldn’t disturb them. After they’d eaten their fill, they casually meandered away.

Here’s the before shot, straight out of the camera.

A good photo, but because of the angle of the light, detail is lost.

I opened it in Luminar and used the amazing Accent AI filter to move light to the front of the picture. I don’t know how this works, but on many photos, it makes all the difference in the world.

Then I took it back to PS for further processing and ended up with this.

Tell me you don’t think this is magic! 🙂


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4 Responses to Before/After: Sandhill Cranes

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Wow beautiful pictures you are so luck to have such great wild life where you live.

    • Fenraven says:

      Thanks. 🙂 There is good wildlife here, but it’s not always easy to see. The cranes are being fed by people, so they hang out and aren’t afraid of us.

  2. Thor Crowley says:

    Word got out that you are busy working inside at the moment, so these guys decided to come by and pose for you 🙂
    I told you before that nature seems pose for you 😉 This truly is magical !

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