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:

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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.

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camera
lens
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2.21pm on 2/6/09
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
200mm
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1/80
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+1/3
evaluative
200
no
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no
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