The Deer Sleeping – photograph – © 2019 – Howard Faxon
This image of a sleeping deer in tall grass is interesting for the pose and the blending of the fur with the grass. It takes advantage of the similar tonal values of the grass and the fur to create a blending of the figure and the ground that could not exist in a color photograph. Seeing deer sleep this way is similar to seeing a duck sleep while standing on one foot. It doesn’t look comfortable.
I did some after camera work on this image. I changed the black point to make some of the darker grays become black.