For the second year in a row I unexpectedly came upon a roadrunner while in Big Bend. And, for a second time, I had only seconds to heft my camera rig into a firing position and capture an image. Thus, 2010’s images were so bad I couldn’t use them. 2011’s images were blurry (as both the bird and me where each in motion), but somewhat salvageable. This was photographed at Santa Elena Canyon.
Staying as close as possible to the original image I've used post-photography editing to ultra-sharpen the image, saturate the color and clean-up the pixels as best as I could.
The image above is the first of two captured on the fly and enhanced as described.
The original image is a Tagged Image Format File (TIFF) with a file data size of 35.1 megabytes (MB).
For display on this web site the TIFF was duplicated and the duplicate re-formatted as a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG/JPEG) image with a file data size of 5.04 MB. To approximate detail visible at the time of capture the image was sharpened as necessary and resampled via the Photoshop Bicubic Sharpen algorithm. The re-sampling increases the image resolution from 300 Dots Per Square Inch (DPI) to 360 DPI.
Unless otherwise noted the image was corrected to offset color shift and balance. This restores black (shadows), white (highlights) and neutral gray (neutral mid-tones).
• An unnumbered image is the only one of the subject matter.
• A number corresponds to the sequential order in a subject-matter-related sequence.
• The letter “B” indicates color correction to approximate what was visible when the image was captured.
• The letter “C” indicates enhancement beyond an approximation of what was visible at the time of capture.