>Day 046 – 02152011

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I have seen this type of shot used around Valentine’s Day and also used by many wedding photographers, although they usually use a different book instead of the one I picked, H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Yeah, the incongruousness of it didn’t escape me…

After I took the series of shots I noticed that the flashlight I used to light up the subject created a heart-shaped spot light in this particular shot.

In Adobe Camera Raw I increased the color temperature to warm up the scene just a tad and I added a 30% vignetting. I increased the sharpening in Photoshop CS5 using an additional layer and the High Pass filter.

Technical data: f/11.0 at 1/5th sec, ISO 100.

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Day 025 – 01252011

The setting sun coming in through an open window creates this interesting pattern in the wires of a dish drying rack. I found this pattern to be intriguing enough to photograph.

The original raw file was converted to grayscale in Adobe Camera Raw, and subsequently refined (with a Curves adjustment, noise reduction and sharpening) in Adobe Photoshop CS5. The high ISO used gives the photo its characteristic grainy effect.

Technical data: aperture f/4.0, exposure 1/125th sec, ISO 1000.