It may be an understatement to say that I like color. I took a picture of this pigeon on a very drab rainy day. The parking lot was a wet grey drab color to match the day, but the pigeons — they must have had water on their feathers and for the first time I realized how much iridescent color was hidden among the grey of the feathers. I tried to capture that in the photographs I took, but it just didn't show up. When I took this one photo; however, I caught that magical drama of light and shadow that can be so elusive. To hold on to that drama and still capture the bits of color in the feathers, I allowed the color to be the background and tried to capture the light and shadow on the pigeon. He really did remind me of the Easter eggs that we would dye in more than one color.
Went in and adjusted the brightness on the photo. 12/22/2012