Challenge: The Username Challenge III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony SAL-50F14 Normal 50mm f/1.4 Autofocus Lens for the Sony
Location: Rural Virginia
Date: Jul 22, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2009
- DRO/Manual (0,0,50)
- Contrast +20
- convert to TIF
- duplicate bg layer twice
- layer 1, Virtual Photographer: B/W Classic 04
- layer 2, Virtual Photographer: B/W Gritty (exp -11)
- put layer 2 on top and set to 61% opacity
- merge all
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- save as JPG
Well, this certainly wasn't planned. :-) I had been thinking about various usernames to use and was going to try a studio setup type shot after coming in for the evening. As it was, I took a couple bags of grain out to the barn on the ATV. Had the camera with me with the 50/1.4 on to goof around a little (didn't / don't have a FS shot yet for July). Put the grain away and was admiring the new rack extension I had put on the ATV. Took a couple shots, then the horses went around back. Hmmm...this could make an interesting juxtaposition! Went shallow because I wanted to keep the horse shape in the background but didn't want much detail.
Came in the house, had dinner, etc...finally pulled these up on the computer and instantly liked this shot. Hmmm...any usernames with 'horsepower'? Oooohhh! Steel Horse! Perfect. :-D
Spent more time trying to figure out if I wanted to shift the hue some to a more "steel" coloration (adding some blue). Liked this slightly earthy tone better in the long run. Hope this does "ok".
***** post-challenge *****
Wow, this is great! A Posthumous from Don ( posthumous) ...
... and an undie from André ( undieyatch)
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