Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Winter World of Gulls

We love looking at all the gulls and the fine points of telling them apart. They really do like hanging around on the ice! January 3rd was sunny and a bit chilly when we visited the lakefront. There wasn't much around, but the gulls were standing on what ice was nearby and lots of them on ice farther out. The Long-tailed Duck was easily seen and looking great, a male in winter plumage including his long tail. The small photo was from 2005 and we haven't seen any of the unusual gulls yet this year.
The large photo is blended and the small one cropped with a mask and some edges slightly erased. It was overly blue and I've altered the color balance. It is for a challenge using a photo within a photo.
Designer Credits:
-background under large photo: Note to Self Add On by Biograffiti
-visible white background: Winter Escape by Tinamarie
-colorful paper, lace, label: First Street by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
-lined overlay: 5 grungy overlays by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
-photo mask based on matte from Bohemian August by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
fonts: iNked God, Biondi, Brisk

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