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Japan Winter Wildlife 2020 Tour 2 Travelogue 3 (Podcast 700)

Our 700th episode! And we conclude my 2020 Japan Wildlife Tour #2 Travelogue series with Whooper Swans, Sea Eagles, and a few cameo appearances.

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Monica
    Posted at 05:51h, 27 March Reply

    You said: for both of these images I warmed up the blues slightly, again, using the Advanced Color Editor in Capture One Pro. I just felt that it needed a slight saturation boost.

    Thanks for your comments about the color editor in this post. Did you adjust the HUE slider to warm the blue or another technique? Many thanks for your advice

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 14:14h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Monica,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I was really just increasing the saturation, which I always think of as warming up, but as blue is a cold color, this was probably misleading. Sorry! In the original, the blues were slightly paler, and I felt as though they needed just a very slight boost.


  • Christian Meermann
    Posted at 02:45h, 28 March Reply

    My goodness, these images are fantastic. Impeccable timing and (of course) image quality. Great work!

    I hope you are well in this worldwide crisis. This must be a devastating blow for your tours with so much (if not all) international travel being suspended by so many countries. Even worse that there’s nothing to be done about it. Let’s just hope it’ll be over as soon as possible.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 14:19h, 31 March Reply

      Hi Christian,

      Thank you for the kind words! I guess timing was a pretty critical element in the making of almost all of the above images.

      I’m doing fine, thanks. Staying indoors more than usual, although I have plenty of desk-bound work to keep me busy. I’ve had to postpone this year’s Namibia trip, which is a huge shame for myself and this year’s guests, although we are offering an option to move to next year or the 2022 tour. I’m just hoping that things are under control before next winter. If these Japan winter tours are also hit too much, or not possible, my business will be hit hard.

      I hope you are staying safe and well too. Hard times indeed.


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