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I do have another shot of Finley that I'll probably publish later this week. It was taken a few seconds before my previous entry, and clearly shows that he was enjoying his sledge ride. By the time this one was taken though he'd been covered in flying snow and then crashed at the end of the run. As he's generally not the bravest little lad in the world, he was rather upset – as you can see from his rather forlorn expression. I should add though that a few seconds later he was fine ago, and running back to the top of the hill for another go :)

As usual, if you're interested, the original is here:


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And finally, I'm pleased to say that our latest tutorial – Digital Workflow: part five – was published late last night. If you're interested, there's some further info about the series here:


… more general info about the tutorials here:


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comment by Philip Jensen at 08:29 AM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

Again really beautiful post-proccesing. I really like the eyes and the little poor fellow's expression. :)

comment by Laszlo at 09:13 AM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

Again, absolutely fantastic - no need for words here, Finley's expression says it all. And as usual, the PP is perfect, blah blah...what's new? :o)

comment by steve at 12:15 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

great shot dave... interesting that you needed to bump the iso up to 200 when shooting in snowy conditions with the lens fairly wide open

comment by Csaba/EyeVision at 03:25 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

His eyes are amazing. Great processing.

comment by Carlos Garcia at 03:28 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

love the detail and "crispness"... i can tell that this is a brave boy.


comment by Kevin at 03:38 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

Was this done in LAB Dave? I clearly haven't figured that space out yet.

comment by Dan Kaufman at 04:10 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

But what a brave Dad you are !! Shots between the tears LOL !!
And yes too, your post-processing is superb. I love how you brought the saturation of everything down while retaining such realistic clarity in the details.

comment by Michael at 06:20 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

You really want me to buy that tutorial don't you? LOL!

Don't worry, I full plan on doing so. :) Great job, as usual.

comment by Michael at 06:21 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

*fully* plan on doing so.

comment by djn1 at 08:05 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

Thanks everyone :)

Steve: it was quite late in the day, and overcast, hence the low light levels.

Kevin: no, though I can see why you might think that it was processed in LAB. In this case though I desaturate the image using the Channel Mixer then added a slight tone using a Curve.

Michael: I'm glad to hear it :)

comment by mike at 10:41 PM (GMT) on 1 February, 2010

Looks like that tear's gonna freeze! Nice image.

comment by Robert Kruh at 05:03 PM (GMT) on 7 February, 2010

Wonderful portrait shot! Excellent moment captured ...

comment by liv at 10:17 AM (GMT) on 11 February, 2010

the eyes, incredible.
so deep.
the colours still so realisitic. even in comparison to the original

great work!