The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lake Perris 2012

From January 17th to January 22nd, we attended a gathering of the Lazy Daze Caravan Club at the Lake Perris Recreation Area in Riverside County in Southern California.  I was able to photograph some wildlife near the lake's edge.


There was a pair of Great Blue Herons.






At least one Osprey.





Rabbits



A hummingbird



A Red-Tailed Hawk



While I was trying to get a good shot of the Heron on the nest, I was happily surprised when a Peregrine Falcon landed in the same tree.





Sunsets and Photoshop

On January 2nd we had a very colorful sunset.  I had just enough time to walk to the back yard and snap off a few images.  Unfortunately, this view is marred with power and telephone lines.



The most recent versions of Adobe Photoshop have a feature called "Content Aware Fill".  This capability tries to analyze the content bordering an area to be filled and attempts to fill that area with content that matches the surrounding area.  In some circumstances, this fails completely, but in others works amazingly well.  When used on the above sunset image to erase the power and telephone lines, I believe it worked very well to produce a much better image.