Here’s my design for a 4×6″ postcard announcing a show of my nature photography (see it larger)
There’s something indisputably eye-catching about a wild animal turning to look at you. It’s a shot I’m always looking for—in this case, the animal was a Red-tailed Hawk, our most common hawk in the Northwest but one whose intensity never feels commonplace.
I used Photoshop to stitch several shots together: the bird in Seattle, the grassy field in Mazama, the view of the North Cascades, and one of the many sky shots I keep for this sort of use. Selective blurring and desaturation gave me the background I needed to make the copy legible without it overshadowing the photo.
- Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom
- Camera equipment:
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 100-400mm L-series lens