While Rhowan and Harmony both appear quite regularly on my blog, Tabby, our two year old, appears much less often. Recently though she has become a lot more interested in being photographed and will often try and join in when I'm shooting the other kids.
In this instance though she needed a bit of persuasion as she was in the middle of a game. And I would tell you what she was playing, but couldn't get a straight answer. What I can tell you is that it involved the huge piece of paper she had stuffed in her pocket, the plastic cups she had pilfered from the kitchen, and her brother's hat. Beyond that though I really have no idea what she was doing other than that she was having fun :-)
If you're interested, the original shot is here:
As you can see, I mostly concentrated on increasing the contrast and lightening (and extending) the background, but I also spent some time accentuating some of the details in the original scene; i.e. the paper in her pocket and her eyes (as discussed in this tutorial).
I have another shot, taken a few minutes after this one, that I'll post on Wednesday.
3.10pm on 5/7/09|
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
extended to 16x9