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Camera: Nikon D2H
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0D
Location: Upstate New York, Saranac Lake
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2007

Viewed: 1098
Comments: 11
Favorites: 24 (view)

wow this seems to people's favorite photograph of mine. Unexpected!

Post-processing: Crop, convert to b/w, then to duotone. After that, 2 layers at 45%ish transparency, overlay blending mode, one for white paint brush to lighten up the hand and frog, one for black to darken the borders. Then some erasing of the brush to get the desired effect. Then levels/curves work, dodging and burning on the points of interest, and some selective blurring of the distant parts of the hand.

So happy it is well received!

thx for all the comments and faves.

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06/08/2008 11:50:56 PM
sweet subject
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05/01/2008 01:05:13 AM
Great shot, I love the texture and background story of the dirt. The line in the bottom left is distracting, but still a favorite of mine.
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03/03/2008 01:44:20 PM
Frickin' lovely, man!
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02/25/2008 02:59:24 PM
just came to pik a fav pik and saw this ..
love your photography and this is another brilliant one .. love the details and the different between his little feet and the big hands/fingers ... excellent process .. :)
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01/17/2008 02:56:06 PM
Amazing shot, love the PS work too
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01/07/2008 04:50:54 PM
Awesome details!
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01/06/2008 07:56:56 AM
Fantastic clarity and excellent capture. Instant fave!
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01/06/2008 05:48:55 AM
This is so very well done - would you be willing to post your post-processing? Amazing DOF and clarity, too.
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12/06/2007 02:33:10 PM
This is such a great composure. I would really be intested to know what lens you used? did you use a super macro lens? Very good shot!
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12/02/2007 11:25:20 PM
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12/02/2007 11:24:00 PM
Terrific. Love the DOF. The use of sepia gives us a sense of nostalgia too. Great shot. Classic.
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