This is the last shot I'll be posting from the Faces and Places Photo Tour to Oman that I ran with Bobbi Lane last November, and while I'm happy to take credit for the post-production (more of which below), the credit for setting this one up goes to Catalin Marin. We were walking through Wadi Shab and Catalin met this guy and his friend (who appears in this shot of mine). After talking to them for a while he asked if they'd mind being photographed, so I jumped on the bandwagon and took a few shots too. If you're interested, Catalin's version is here:

http://www.momentaryawe.com/blog/?p=2797

In terms of the post-production, while this is quite a simple image, it's also interesting. It was edited using just three adjustment layers: two curves (one global, and one to brighten his eyes) and then further adjusted using a Black and White adjustment layer. In this case though, because I changed the blend mode of this layer to Luminosity, the changes I made affected the density of the colours, not the saturation. If you're a subscriber to our tutorials you'll be able to download a copy of the PSD file as I've used it as this week's Mini-PSD.

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12.08pm on 18/3/11
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
70mm
f/5.6
1/125
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+1/3
evaluative
100
no
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Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
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