new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way | by Gordon Mould
Back to photostream

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way

Copyright © Gordon Mould 2009

 

----------------------

Update (13/11/2009) - 2000+ Views, many thanks to you all :)

----------------------

Update (11/9/2009) - Really confused me as to why there was a sudden increase in interest in this shot as it's a good couple of months old, then finally spotted that it had been included on digital-photography-school.com/great-reader-shots at Number #11. Very chuffed to be included on such a great site. Thanks!

----------------------

 

Explored - *Many thanks*

Highest position: 39 on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

 

Personally my favourite photographers on Flickr are the ones who keep you guessing as to the style/substance of their next shot. In my own way, I attempt to do the same with my shots (that's not to say these little balls wont make any appearance again in the near future).

 

This shot was constructed by placing these little balls (which are normally in a vase) on a dinner plate. To minimise the depth of field as much as possible, I used the the biggest aperture possible (smallest f-number) with the longest focal length available (105mm). The lighting except the flash was used.

 

Quote by John C. Maxwell

 

About this Shot

--------------------------

Camera: D90

Lens: 18-105mm VR kit lens

Camera Mode: Aperture Priority

Shutter Speed: 1/200

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: 200

Tripod: No

Flash: Yes

 

Processing:

- 1 x RAW exposures

- Imported into Lightroom 2

- Temperature increased as the white balance wasn't quite correct

- Clarity, vibrance and blacks increased to really bring out the colours

- Some dust spot removal used to try and remove imperfections in the plate!

- Saved out as Tiff and opened in Photoshop to resize / reduce noise / sharpen

- Border also applied in Photoshop

- Saved out as a jpg, uploaded to Flickr.

8,891 views
119 faves
110 comments
Taken on July 12, 2009