Sunday, 6 November 2011
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Canon 60D and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM.
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Monday, 9 March 2009
Took this one last summer at Warwick Castle. Canon 400D and EF-S 55-250 IS
Its a bit muted like the other, doesn't have the darks I wanted. Also I didnt like the composition as it was too similer to another I had, so as i missed the square crop, I tried that, seemed quite appealing to me. Took some empty space out of the top, filled the frame entirely.
This is the result
As you can see, the features are cool, teh background is cool, but the beak still overpowers the images too much, and the eye is too far gone. So I went to Lightrooms amazing non-destructive adjustmeant brush. To change the beak, and bring out the eye.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
I don't have any lightroom settings because this is from the stone age of using photoshop, but its fairly easy to see whats going on here.
The original JPEG is overly muted, neutral and boring, so i brought in the dark and brought out the colours, Then using layers and masks, I darkened the background and lightened the plant for the contrast and seperation. The proccessed image works because its telling you where to look, and where not to. This is how dodgy photoshop jobs still make it through the cracks into print.
If anyone actually reads this blog please email me to say and I'll keep it going.
Monday, 20 October 2008
The subject is Andrew Jones, he's on flickr. I used his Samsung GX-1L DSLR with a sweet Samsung D-XENON 100mm Macro Lens at f/2.8 and a few extention tubes.
It was shot at bolton abbey, and I wish i wasnt visible in the reflection.
As Shot - 1/180th, f/2.8, ISO 200