This is the first of two shots of Maurice, a Blackpool based cabaret singer I photographed yesterday afternoon. My brief was to produce some images that could be used to promote his act, some of which needed to include a recognisable local landmark, so what better landmark to include than Blackpool Tower.

In terms of the post-production: this is a combination of a straight shot and a pseudo-HDR image. I used the HDR version to bring out the detail in his trousers and waistcoat - both of which are a dark brown pinstripe - as despite the use of fill-flash these still appeared too dark in the final shot.

As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

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3.14pm on 16/7/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
42mm
f/2.8
1/2500
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+1/3
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100
580EX II (off-camera)
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C1 Pro and Photomatix Pro
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