Daily Image - Mar 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
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23 Mar 12 .  	Returning home from working on the house a couple weeks ago I noticed a couple with their dog standing as close to the stern as allowed looking back at the Olympic Mountains and in the general direction of the Kitsap Peninsula as if trying to hold on to a particular experience or memory. That offered an opportunity for several different approaches in creating the image, and I elected to go with an almost total silhouette, but not totally black. IF you concentrate hard enough you can see the faces of all three, but I had to manipulate the original RAW image somewhat to make that happen. At first glance you won't see their faces, which is exactly what I wanted, but they are there. In retrospect I probably should have gotten a model release, but at the time of the shoot I didn't realize I had as much detail available as I did. That said, I find it highly unlikely that anyone of this mailing list would recognize the couple and/or their dog. Even exposing the couple to the degree that they went almost solid black, I still had too much light falling on the water which had to be handled carefully as a layer in Photoshop and selectively darkened. As the area was quite blown out in the original, getting the water to blend in took a bit of effort, but eventually I got it sufficiently under control that I think it looks O.K. for sharing.with you. ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f /10.

23 Mar 12 . Returning home from working on the house a couple weeks ago I noticed a couple with their dog standing as close to the stern as allowed looking back at the Olympic Mountains and in the general direction of the Kitsap Peninsula as if trying to hold on to a particular experience or memory. That offered an opportunity for several different approaches in creating the image, and I elected to go with an almost total silhouette, but not totally black. IF you concentrate hard enough you can see the faces of all three, but I had to manipulate the original RAW image somewhat to make that happen. At first glance you won't see their faces, which is exactly what I wanted, but they are there. In retrospect I probably should have gotten a model release, but at the time of the shoot I didn't realize I had as much detail available as I did. That said, I find it highly unlikely that anyone of this mailing list would recognize the couple and/or their dog. Even exposing the couple to the degree that they went almost solid black, I still had too much light falling on the water which had to be handled carefully as a layer in Photoshop and selectively darkened. As the area was quite blown out in the original, getting the water to blend in took a bit of effort, but eventually I got it sufficiently under control that I think it looks O.K. for sharing.with you. ISO 200; 1/2000 sec @ f /10.

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