I came across some fantastically photogenic people in Oman: this guy was no exception.

On a technical note: this was an interesting shot to process because there were numerous ways to convert the image to black and white, all of which produced interesting results. In this instance I used two channel mixer layers, one to convert the bucket to black and white (biased towards the red channel to make the bucket darker) and the other to convert the guy and his blue uniform. This second layer was biased towards the blue channel, which a) really brought out the detail in his face and skin, and b) made his uniform very bright. Anyway, I'm waffling, but if you're interested in this technique take a look at either of my black and white tutorials (info about part one here, part two here).

And as always, let me know what you think.

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2.54pm on 12/11/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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1/60
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+1
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100
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