There aren't many shots of Finely on the blog as he rarely stays still long enough to be photographed, and when he does he manages to transform himself into the least photogenic child on the planet. On this occasion though, as I'd caught him not long after he got up, he was a bit more chilled :)

If you're interested, I used the techniques discussed in my Portraits: part two and Portraits: part one tutorials to construct this image, the latter of which is currently available as a free subscription. Further details here:

http://www.chromasia.com/tutorials/online/

On a totally different matter: if you normally view chromasia using the black theme, you may be wondering why it has suddenly gone white. The reason for this is that the style switcher I was using didn't play nicely with Lazy Load, a jQuery plugin I'm now using to manage the content on some of my larger pages.

For example, my thumbnails page which references over 1700 entries, was taking a ridiculously long time to load. Lazy Load gets round this problem by only loading the content that's visible within the browser window (and a user-definable further amount), i.e. anything 'below the fold', or thereabouts, is loaded as and when it's needed. This saves my bandwidth, but also makes a drastic improvement to the speed with which these larger pages are loaded. Take a look at my thumbnails page or gallery pages and you'll see what I mean: they load the images that are immediately visible, as well as those that appear up to 750px below the fold, then wait for you to scroll down the page before loading any more.

captured
camera
lens
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
cropped?
8.03am on 17/5/10
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
20mm f/1.7 ASPH
f/2.5
1/80
aperture priority
+1/3
intelligent multiple
100
no
RAW
ACR
none
extended to 3x2
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