on the wire #1 / 3 May, 2010 [click for previous image: The groyne #2]
on the wire #1 / 3 May, 2010 [click for next image: Jason #1]
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Title • on the wire #1

I still have another nine shots to post from my recent shoot with Jason, but took some images of Harmony recently that I'm going to post too. There are four shots in total, and I'll post two of them this week, and two next week. Of the four, this is probably the 'darkest' of the set, and one of my favourites, but I'd be hard pressed to tell you which I liked best.

And before any of you ring ChildLine, I should explain that even though it looks like Harmony has been imprisoned is some sort of chicken-wire enclosure, she was actually playing in a pen we have for our rabbits. And, despite her expression in this one, she was having fun :)

If you've already checked out the EXIF data for this one you may have noticed that it was shot with a new camera: the Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and 20mm f/1.7 ASPH lens. I got this on my recent trip to Dubai, and while I haven't had the chance to use it much yet, I'm seriously impressed with it so far: both in terms of IQ and speed of operation. I'll post a more detailed review soon.

I'd also like to mention that our latest tutorial went live at the end of last week. It was co-written with Tony Kuyper, and provides a detailed discussion of luminosity masking. It is a fairly advanced technique, and takes a bit of practice to get right, but once you get the hang of it you'll find that it's an extremely powerful method of creating masks to selectively alter different areas of tonal range within your images.

If you're interested, there's some more information here:


Finally, our 17th Mini-PSD was published earlier this morning: a shot of Rhowan and Harmony running down the slipway towards Blackpool's North Pier. Again, if you're interested there's some further information here:


shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
1.39pm on 19/4/10
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
20mm f/1.7 ASPH
aperture priority
intelligent multiple
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