December 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm #47404Frazer FamilyParticipantDecember 20, 2019 at 2:22 pm #47425Lydia BParticipant
You know, I looked at the pictures before I read what you had written, and I thought to myself, these look like they were shot through a window. And then I read the text, and saw they had been! 🙂
It really would have been nice to try to open the window if possible, or just get outside, as the window adds a hazy look to the images. I had a similar experience recently looking out at our birdfeeders. The attached images are examples of the difference in clarity between a closed window (first photo) and an open one (second photo). It did kinda make our livingroom a little chilly for a few moments, though! 🙂
Beyond that, I like your second photo better than the first. There are a lot less distractions going on in it. The first one has lots of harsh shadows, and a variety of textures, shapes and all that are distracting factors.
I love the little detail in the second photo too, you can really see the snow on the squirrel’s face, and even some falling to the ground! That’s pretty neat!December 24, 2019 at 10:11 am #47483timtamParticipant
I like the first two shots best. I suggest using the brush tool to boost the exposure on the squirrel’s body. It’s a little underexposed.January 7, 2020 at 3:23 pm #47911James StaddonKeymaster
Wow, big difference between with the window closed and open. If opening the window is not an option, at least compensate for it by creating the correct exposure contrast in post processing. How I would do that with this photo is by setting the black and white points, usually with the Black and White sliders in Lightroom, keeping my eye on the histogram. Maybe I can show you on the webinar tonight? https://www.lenspiration.com/webinar/photo-critique-48/January 9, 2020 at 8:43 am #47967
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