We took the kids to a BBQ at a friend's house over the weekend, and while I didn't have a great deal of time for photography I did get four shots that I'll be blogging: this one, and three portraits.
If you're interested, I've also posted some unedited shots on Facebook, including five shots of Tegan (our 8 month old) sitting on the motorbike featured in this image.
I've also used this image as this week's Mini-PSD as I thought the processing was quite interesting. If you've taken a look at the original you'll see that it was a lot darker than the final version. Normally, I probably wouldn't have underexposed quite this drastically, but the problem with increasing the exposure from the outset was that I would have blown a lot of the detail in the chrome-work and the headlamp. So, I underexposed the original and then used seven masked curves to brighten the image without compromising too much of the detail in the brightest areas of the image. I also used Topaz Detail to bring out a bit more of the fine scale detail in the headlamp.
6.19pm on 17/7/10|
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM