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Night swan

I took this photo of the swan a few days ago at the lake in Colognes Blücherpark. The photo was taken at day, with very bright and direct sunlight, which messed up the colors and the white areas. This made it impossible to use the photo unprocessed. Because I liked the reflection and the posing of the swan so much, I decided to postprocess the picture and transform it to a night shot. I used the new Lightroom 3 for this work and tweaked the brightness and the colors.
I am quite happy with result and think the image now has some kind of a “mystic flair”.