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Rework Wednesday – Harley

Rework Wednesday - Harley

F/4, 1/400, ISO-200, 18MM

This is one I’ve been wanting to rework possibly longer than any other photograph. The original was OK, but it is very evident how green I was at post-processing at the time. It’s particularly evident if you look at it on a flat-panel screen from a very high angle. It was a drizzly, overcast day when I took the photo, and I struggled getting the clouds to provide some texture. To be fair on my post-processing skills, the picture first went wrong in the camera. I was lying on the ground and had a lot of difficulty with framing and metering. I should have been 5 or 6 feet back really.

However, in post-processing, I tried to fix the clouds with the adjustment brush in Lightroom. I didn’t yet have the imagination or experience to do area adjustments without the brush. Consequently when viewed from a high angle there are lots of halos around everything because the adjustment brush is a really lousy way to do that sort of editing.

This time I focused on not blowing out the black areas, which gives the whole thing a bit more of an HDR look. I used the gradient tool and a bit of vignette to bring out the clouds a bit. And I did end up using the adjustment brush after all, but for the sort of thing it is good at – I lightened the shadows in the eyes to get rid of the raccoon look.


Rework Wednesday – Har by Anthony Bopp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Alyssa And Aric

Alyssa And Aric

f/4.5, 1/50, ISO-800, 29mm

I confess, I totally ripped off this pose and scene from another very talented photographer in the area. I didn’t pull it off as well as she did, but I am happy with the results.

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Expression

Expression

f/5, 1/125, ISO-800, 41mm

OK, I probably shouldn’t reveal this about my subject, but I got this smile out of him when, after telling him to smile and he responded by curling his lips up, I teased him that he almost had an expression. He immediately lit up into this wonderful shot!

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Siblings 2

Siblings 2

f/4.5, 1/80, ISO-800, 30mm

This is a straight-up portrait I took of a friend’s children while I was doing the young man’s senior portraits. She wanted a shot of the two of them together. They are both such attractive people and they made getting a good shot easy.

I think this photograph shows a bit of an improvement in my post-processing skills from earlier similar jobs. I’m pleased with the sharpness at their eyes, and the girl’s skin was very fair that I added a bit of color to her which I think turned out well.

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Dugout

Dugout

f/5, 1/100, ISO-800, 200mm

Last spring I arranged with a lovely lady I work part time with to take senior pictures of her son. It was actually the very first job that I proposed doing for pay, though it was several months before I was actually able to take the pictures for various reasons, and I did several jobs prior to this one.

But this was one of the more “heart in my throat” jobs. Continue reading »

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Harley

Harley

f/4, 1/400, ISO-200, 18mm

Harley Black And White

f/4, 1/400, ISO-200, 18mm

For the life of me, I can’t decide which photograph I like better. What do you think?

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