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day 2: grill
day 2: grill
ErinM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: backyard
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

Viewed: 393
Comments: 31
Favorites: 4 (view)

A few years back we hired a mason to construct a beautiful barbeque center for an outdoor gas grill using old bricks that had been salvaged from a demolition. I think I can count on one hand the number of times that we've actually used it though because my husband much prefers this little grill which he stokes with collected sticks and natural hardwood charcoal. I have to admit, the food does taste better. :P

For those that expressed an interest in the processing-
Most of my adjustments were done in CS3's Adobe Camera Raw. After making basic adjustments to exposure and temperature, I go to the HSL (Hue Saturation Luminance) menu, where I turn the image to grayscale with one click, and then play with the individual color sliders to lighten or intensify each color (now in grayscale). The real magic though is in the split toning menu where you can use sliders to add varying color tones to the highlight areas, and then separately to the shadow areas. In this image I chose a warmer yellow tone for the highlights, and a cooler blue tone for the shadows. You then have the option of how saturated you want each tone to be, and if you want the tones in each area to be equally balanced, or for one to have a stronger presence. My name is Erin, and I am a split tone addict. :)

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10/18/2007 07:09:19 AM
This would be perfect in one of those regional "Living" magazines - like Southern Living or whatever the one I used to get from the Central Coast of Califonia was. It just has that wonderful backyard summer kinda feel to it. And many thanks for the explanation of split toning. It's definitely something I'll be trying - I love what you do with it.
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10/15/2007 01:29:29 AM
Fantastic shot and thank you for the explanation of split tones. I'm working in ps7 and using curves to try and get that effect.
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10/06/2007 01:05:17 PM
there is something so beautiful about this , i can't say what it is exactly though. the motion from the fire, the composition and the processing.. everything is working so well in this picture.
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10/05/2007 07:02:49 AM
I love the action you have captured in the flame, great post processing. Really nice B&W Shot.

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10/04/2007 06:23:58 PM
Thanks for the story and for sharing your PP. It may be a result of your processing, but your photos seem so sexy to me!

Larry "I'm not a perv, usually" in NYC
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10/04/2007 10:12:41 AM
This is AWESOME! I love how you have caught the sparks and flames, love your processing as well (and thanks for sharing the details)!
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10/04/2007 08:10:26 AM
they've said it all, great shot and processing, makes me wanna fire
up a braai. :)
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10/04/2007 04:44:50 AM
Really love the processing on this.
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10/04/2007 01:21:27 AM
You are a split tone queen!!! Thanks so much for explaining your steps. This is amazing. The fire is practically glowing and I love the sparks jumping up.
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10/03/2007 10:33:04 PM
Before I read karmat's comment I was thinking the same thing. Great action shot and thanks for posting your processing steps. I fiddled with the split tone once but I'll be back now for sure.
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10/03/2007 06:34:20 PM
This picture looks like it was taken 50 years ago. The processing is great, love the grayscale. Thanks for sharing your steps.
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10/03/2007 05:00:13 PM
That would make a cool ad, I think
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10/03/2007 04:09:38 PM
OOh yummy!! I love cookin' on the grill, what'd you cook!?
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10/03/2007 01:10:13 PM
HOT image- cool processing, thanks for sharing . (we all have our addictions)
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10/03/2007 11:10:39 AM
There is something absolutely fascinating about this image... can´t figure out what it is really. The tones and editing and motion are a part of it but there is more to it. Let you know when I find out :-)
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10/03/2007 11:02:55 AM
What a shot! And thanks for the one-liner explanation of split toning. I am a split-tone moron, and until I read your comments, really didn't get it through my head. Thanks.
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10/03/2007 10:05:43 AM
Excellent processing notes. Thanks for sharing.

Love those sparks at the side.

IMNSHO, everything tastes better when cooked over a charcoal grill!
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10/03/2007 09:00:34 AM
Was going to grill and then it rained. I love charcoal. Bring on the carcinogens! I'm always drawn to your editing. The tones are perfect.
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10/03/2007 08:20:34 AM
The movement in this is just fantastic. It feels so raw and basic.
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10/03/2007 01:01:07 AM
Wow - this is so wild and dynamic! Love the processing and all the sparks and such flying through the air. Great job.
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10/03/2007 12:43:51 AM
Totally cool image. Well-executed and so original. Just love this!
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10/02/2007 11:42:22 PM
Fun image. The processing is great!!
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10/02/2007 11:20:41 PM
What interesting motion in this photo. The processing is excellent! Darn, tho! Now I am wanting to fork out the money for CS3! CS2 was fine till your sales job :)

Awesome photo!!!

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10/02/2007 10:04:10 PM
This is awesome. I LOVE the tones. Care to share your secret?? :)
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10/02/2007 09:11:50 PM
Very nice photo, it looks retro, not many people use charcoal nowadays I bet
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10/02/2007 09:09:32 PM
LOVE the coloring. great capture. this is really cool.
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10/02/2007 08:33:17 PM
great take. there are a lot of things that taste so much better the old fashioned way. :) like corn bread baked in my mom's old cast iron skillet.
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10/02/2007 07:43:22 PM
What did you do for processing it's very effective ;)
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10/02/2007 07:35:19 PM
I also like the processing. It somehow depicts the heat coming from the grill.
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10/02/2007 06:57:13 PM
This is SO wonderful! I just Love it!
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10/02/2007 06:36:28 PM
brilliant photograph .. LOVE YOUR PROCESSING !! ... it looks like water coming out'v the bag .. this would be totally different in colour .. that water would probably be red !!! :)
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