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There aren't many shots of Finely on the blog as he rarely stays still long enough to be photographed, and when he does he manages to transform himself into the least photogenic child on the planet. On this occasion though, as I'd caught him not long after he got up, he was a bit more chilled :)

If you're interested, I used the techniques discussed in my Portraits: part two and Portraits: part one tutorials to construct this image, the latter of which is currently available as a free subscription. Further details here:


On a totally different matter: if you normally view chromasia using the black theme, you may be wondering why it has suddenly gone white. The reason for this is that the style switcher I was using didn't play nicely with Lazy Load, a jQuery plugin I'm now using to manage the content on some of my larger pages.

For example, my thumbnails page which references over 1700 entries, was taking a ridiculously long time to load. Lazy Load gets round this problem by only loading the content that's visible within the browser window (and a user-definable further amount), i.e. anything 'below the fold', or thereabouts, is loaded as and when it's needed. This saves my bandwidth, but also makes a drastic improvement to the speed with which these larger pages are loaded. Take a look at my thumbnails page or gallery pages and you'll see what I mean: they load the images that are immediately visible, as well as those that appear up to 750px below the fold, then wait for you to scroll down the page before loading any more.

shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
8.03am on 17/5/10
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
20mm f/1.7 ASPH
aperture priority
intelligent multiple
extended to 3x2
3x2 + children [portraits] + show the original
comment by Tracy at 07:56 PM (GMT) on 28 May, 2010

Great image David! By the way, I am really enjoying the "show the original" feature. Also, yes the thumbnail and gallery pages load much faster.

comment by Jon at 08:22 PM (GMT) on 28 May, 2010

Just an amazing portrait, as always. Thank you as well for you comments and tips on what you are doing with the blog - very interesting and helpful!

comment by Carlos Garcia at 09:01 PM (GMT) on 28 May, 2010


So cool to see the processing! Very nice portrait of a very handsome young man.


comment by Dan Kaufman at 02:02 AM (GMT) on 29 May, 2010

excellent !! absolutely love the high-key B/W processing. Will definately REvisit the Portrait tutorials. Thanks again for the continual inspiration!

comment by Jason at 11:08 AM (GMT) on 29 May, 2010

Simply stunning transformation and a wonderful image. Finely is definitely model material too... (By the way, I really miss the black theme)

comment by Chris at 05:43 AM (GMT) on 30 May, 2010

Another great high-key image! Your images look great either with the white or black. Other than the high key portraits, I think your images had a much better presentation with the black theme. I even remember a few times on certain images you mentioned to make sure to view with black theme. I like Jason above, miss the black theme :(

comment by djn1 at 11:37 AM (GMT) on 30 May, 2010

Thanks all.

Jason and Chris: what I'll probably do, when I have a bit of free time, is switch the blog back to a version of the black theme and leave the rest of the site white. I need to do some tweaking to the CSS first though.

comment by Garry at 08:32 PM (GMT) on 30 May, 2010

Fantasic... the final image looks as though it was hand drawn rather than "shot n 'shopped"

comment by aiGi.boGa at 12:14 PM (GMT) on 1 June, 2010

Una edición de lujo¡¡¡ Me encanta!:D