This is the last of my images from the recent Bodygraphia symposium and is Libby's favourite of all the ones I've posted. It was taken during the same session as this one (the one that Libby said was the worst shot I'd ever posted), and was post-processed using just two curves: one for contrast, the other for tone (as described in my Toning Colour Images tutorial). As an aside, toning an image with a Curve is a great way to hide blown highlights. In this case, because I lowered the white point for the blue curve (i.e. moved it down the right-edge), the previously blown highlights are now yellow. It's a great way of making an accident look intentional ;-)

Anyway, to get back to Bodygraphia ...

As I'm sure you know, if you've been keeping up with the comments over the last couple of weeks, quite a few of the shots that I've posted haven't been especially well received, while others have received a decidedly mixed response. And while it would have been great if everybody had liked all of them, I'm not surprised by the mixed response: a lot of the shots I posted have been quite different from the stuff I normally post. On which note, it's back to normal on Monday when I'll post something a bit more ordinary :-)

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12.28pm on 18/8/10
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