This blog will introduce you to useful tips as well as listing links to forums and blogs that will be helpful in your quest for photographic knowledge. Also there will be a number of photo examples posted in galleries. The image below was taken near Gibbon Nebraska where 100,000’s of sandhill cranes congregate. I got plenty of crane pictures but all were against a gray sky.This image combines 2 layers using the overlay mode. The rising sun was produced in photoshop. Once the layering was completed and flattened I reopened the image in camera raw and increased the vibrance,saturation, and contrast. The first two images were the originals, the last is the combination of both files.