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Two Kids on the Sleigh


Two Kids having fun in the snow. I really like the expressions on both of them. The girl is waiting till her father continues pulling the sleigh.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I desaturated the image using the channel mixer set in gray mode. The opacity of that layer is set around 80% to preserve some color, extra color is retained by masking parts of the clothes and faces. The background is blurred using Focal Point 2. For the fans of this program: I made a selection (in Photoshop) of the two kids with sleigh, to keep them in focus; then I used two planar focus-bugs, a vertical one to slightly blur the wall and a horizontal one to give depth at the right side by feathered blurring. White vignetting is added two which "melts" together with the snow. Finally on top I added a dust layer texture which emulates the falling snow. The dust was laying on the screen of my television. I already used this dust texture a couple of times in my posted images.

Two Kids on the Sleigh


Two Kids having fun in the snow. I really like the expressions on both of them. The girl is waiting till her father continues pulling the sleigh.


TECH-INFO: one RAW file converted into a TIFF file using DxO Optics Pro. In Photoshop I desaturated the image using the channel mixer set in gray mode. The opacity of that layer is set around 80% to preserve some color, extra color is retained by masking parts of the clothes and faces. The background is blurred using Focal Point 2. For the fans of this program: I made a selection (in Photoshop) of the two kids with sleigh, to keep them in focus; then I used two planar focus-bugs, a vertical one to slightly blur the wall and a horizontal one to give depth at the right side by feathered blurring. White vignetting is added two which "melts" together with the snow. Finally on top I added a dust layer texture which emulates the falling snow. The dust was laying on the screen of my television. I already used this dust texture a couple of times in my posted images.

comments (9)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Feb 2010, 06:18
Fantastic processing Paul
Very, very sweet, Paul. Their expressions are adorable. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of sledding.
Lovely compositional capture Paul.
I heard the kids whispering ''hee hee haven't we got dad well trained''.

richard
Clever processing, Paul - don't know where you find the time! Also, wonderful 'kids pic' - Come on, Dad, we're waiting!
What a lovely picture of these two.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 2010, 16:34
Such a beautiful shot, their little faces are so sweet. Nicely captured.
Love the soft colors here, Paul. Nice to see the warm blanket under them. So cute!
very nice, great composition and lighting
Everything works about this image.

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camera NIKON D300
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/80s
aperture f/8.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 22.0mm
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