LightningPaul

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Red Cap Boy


A close up of a nice little boy with a cool red cap.

Except for the last two days, we only had rainy days the last month, in Belgium. Pretty depressing, so I hope this image can cheer us up a bit.


TECH-INFO: an ultra wide angle and on camera flash. I was so close to this boy that the light of the flash was not coming from the same axis of the lens. In other words it is a kind of off camera flash (you can see it clearly if you look at the eyes of the boy and at the shadow of the cap in his head). The sun is lighting the right side.
During post processing I used the curves tool in Photoshop: mainly an own made preset where I use the luminosity blending mode, boost the contrast quite a bit, pull up the middle of the red tones and use a reverse contrast boost on the blue tones. Finally some vignetting is added.


Red Cap Boy


A close up of a nice little boy with a cool red cap.

Except for the last two days, we only had rainy days the last month, in Belgium. Pretty depressing, so I hope this image can cheer us up a bit.


TECH-INFO: an ultra wide angle and on camera flash. I was so close to this boy that the light of the flash was not coming from the same axis of the lens. In other words it is a kind of off camera flash (you can see it clearly if you look at the eyes of the boy and at the shadow of the cap in his head). The sun is lighting the right side.
During post processing I used the curves tool in Photoshop: mainly an own made preset where I use the luminosity blending mode, boost the contrast quite a bit, pull up the middle of the red tones and use a reverse contrast boost on the blue tones. Finally some vignetting is added.


comments (3)

funny photo, almost fish eye lens
LightningPaul: It's also a close up, something you must do when using a fish eye.
Portrait original.
LightningPaul: Thanks smile
funny and great execution, could have used a larges aperture?
LightningPaul: Many thanks Maarten. You're right, f/4 would have been better. Or I could have been blurring the background during PP (but normally prefer the first).

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camera NIKON D200
exposure mode full manual
shutterspeed 1/800s
aperture f/6.3
sensitivity ISO100
focal length 12.0mm
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