Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Littleton, CO
Date: Nov 11, 2007
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2007
|Because Sorcha is gray and has these great luminous green eyes, she always photographs well in black and white. So I figured she was my best shot at a quick Duotone entry. I coaxed her out onto the balcony where the light was good, and snapped what I could. She wasn't quite in the mood to model, and here she's giving me an earful on the subject.
Gradient map using black and a very light orange
Second gradient map in b/w to desaturate
various hue tweaks
dodging and burning
gothic glow layer, fill 50%
channel mixer in monochrome, pull back red, bump green
selective sharpening on eyes and ears, background layer only
crop, resize, flatten
more selective sharpening on eyes
save for web
I entered this one because I cracked up every time I looked at it, honestly. I don't normally enter cat shots, but this one cracks me up, even a week later. I'm glad so many people got a kick out of it! Here's an alternate version I threw together while playing with fake lomo techniques and textures.
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