Since giraffes and zebras share space in the NC Zoo, do they like each other or just ignore each other? I couldn’t tell for sure during the short time I was watching them, but it seemed like they were neutral about each other. However, their colorings and patterns surely were agreeable together.

This photo, below, started out with dull colors due to the glare of a sunny day. The busy background detracted from the beauty of the animals, too.

Some Picasa fixes gave a richer look to this NC zoo pic. Surprisingly, I had to experiment quite a bit to bring out a more mellow and attractive look. I ended up using many effects, but mostly in small amounts:

  • Crop
  • Auto-contrast
  • Sharpen
  • Saturation
  • HDR-ish
  • Comic book
  • Posterize
  • Glow
  • Tuning
  • Border
  • Museum matte