Polar Bears

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I was lucky to have visited Churchill on Hudson Bay, Canada last week. I was very late in the season, and hence most of the bears had departed onto the sea ice, but I did have a few memorable encounters.







 

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Very, very memorable shots. I assume that you were in a protective vehicle or similar?
 
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Very, very memorable shots. I assume that you were in a protective vehicle or similar?
Yes, these pictures were taken from a tundra buggy, which are specially constructed for viewing polar bears. You really don't want to be on foot around these creatures!
 
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Wonderful captures there something that will stick with you for a long time I bet !, looks bloody cold especially the first of the 2nd set with what looks like the dusty snow blowing across the scene
 
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Must have been a fantastic experience to have been able to view the bears in their natural enviroment. Awesome set of a wonderful but most dangerous of creatures.
 

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Yes, these pictures were taken from a tundra buggy, which are specially constructed for viewing polar bears. You really don't want to be on foot around these creatures!
Or within their smelling distance - thanks, Jeremy (y)
 
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Absolutely fantastic set. You're so very lucky!
 
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Cracking set 3 is hilarious but 5 is my favourite

Your very lucky
 
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The last picture is my favourite, it really gives you some sort of perspective on how expansive and baron the land is beyond the bear.
 
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The last picture is my favourite, it really gives you some sort of perspective on how expansive and baron the land is beyond the bear.
A fantastic set of pics and cute animals.
As above said, nice to see the animal in is enviroment and a sence of perspective.
 
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I was lucky to have visited Churchill on Hudson Bay, Canada last week. I was very late in the season, and hence most of the bears had departed onto the sea ice, but I did have a few memorable encounters.

This is a great collection of images. Personally I feel the PP is letting them down, and you could really start to make some of the images pop.

You have a lot of space on the RHS of your histragrams, and using luminosity masks should allow you to start getting more pop without blowing the highlights.

A good start in PS;

1) CTrl + Alt +2
2) INverse the selection
3) create a curves layer
4) Watch the image pop.

Here is a quick example to take one of the images to the next level

 
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Thank-you so much for taking the time to demonstrate this to me. I agree the images I posted appear under exposed. I shoot in RAW and use Lightroom to process the images, so I'll have a play with its curves tool.
 
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Thank-you so much for taking the time to demonstrate this to me. I agree the images I posted appear under exposed. I shoot in RAW and use Lightroom to process the images, so I'll have a play with its curves tool.
No worries, the issue with LR is the ability to mask via luminosity, which I have not figured how to do....

Perhaps Santa can deliver PS for you :)

Drop me a line if you need any help.
 
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Just come back to these. I'm still green with envy.
 
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