LightningPaul

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photoblog image The wooden Face with Glasses

The wooden Face with Glasses


Shot at night in Oostende, Belgium, while walking along the closed showcases of the shops. This was looking funny enough for a picture.


TECH-INFO: most of the effect is because of the open aperture of my 35mm prime lens and the nice lighting at the window in the shop. In Photoshop I sharpened the glasses more using the high pass filter on a duplicated layer and blending it in overlay mode. To apply it only on the glasses (and a bit the wood around) I painted on the mask of that layer. It's a technique that is probably used in certain tools for sharpening images. Finally a few contrast enhancements and some vignetting is added.

The wooden Face with Glasses


Shot at night in Oostende, Belgium, while walking along the closed showcases of the shops. This was looking funny enough for a picture.


TECH-INFO: most of the effect is because of the open aperture of my 35mm prime lens and the nice lighting at the window in the shop. In Photoshop I sharpened the glasses more using the high pass filter on a duplicated layer and blending it in overlay mode. To apply it only on the glasses (and a bit the wood around) I painted on the mask of that layer. It's a technique that is probably used in certain tools for sharpening images. Finally a few contrast enhancements and some vignetting is added.

comments (6)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 26 Jan 2010, 06:12
Love your processing on this Paul, the glasses jump off the screen right at you
Great processing, Ken - and a humourous pic.
  • Luis
  • Mexico City
  • 26 Jan 2010, 23:52
Sort of thing that would catch my eye too. I, especially like some of the fancy displays from Asia for jewelry. Shot some at a jewelry trade show I had to attend back in 2007. Well spotted and executed.
I like the DOF
  • Phil
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2010, 13:56
Fun shot, I especially like the selective focus!

Also, thanks for sharing your editing techniques.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jan 2010, 16:08
Very interesting image. Like what you did with the depth of field and off-focus.

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/50s
aperture f/2.0
sensitivity ISO500
focal length 35.0mm
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