This is the last in my 'after the rain' series, and while I suspect that some of you will probably prefer the first one I posted, I think that this is definitely my favourite – not least because the post-production was minimal, there's no crop, and it perfectly captures Rhowan in one of her more contemplative moments.
If you are interested, the original is here:
In this instance, the black and white conversion was done using the channel mixer (as described in this tutorial), and a masked curve was added to bring out her eyes (as described here). Other than that I added an overall Curve to up the contrast a little, a masked Curve to slightly lighten the left side of the image, and a final Curve to add the slightly warmer tone.
As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts, particularly in terms of which of the last three you liked best.
2.21pm on 2/6/09|
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM