• Possible crop. - MMachado
  • Cropping to that small square below would be an interesting choice, but I also think that the background and sky say a lot in this photo too. - Nick_Lovell

Through The Looking Glass

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This one was a tough one to get right. It was in the middle of the day and the sun was high up and harsh. I set the shutter at 1/200 and aperture at f/10 so that the light from the sun was controlled. I then placed a speedlite 580 EXII directly to the boys left (camera right) at a power output of 1/8. Triggering was done with the China triggers.

You can see the shadows made by his arm. This is the first time I am using off camera flash outside in these conditions and I am quite happy with the results.

Note: This image has some manipulation done to it ( brought down the brightness of the sky and combined it with the same image). The magnifying glass is totally as is.

José Andrés Torregrosa, Niko R., and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. babychic 71 months ago | reply

    Interesting one!

  2. MMachado 71 months ago | reply

    Through the thimbnail it looks like that you played with the liqufiy tool in PS! ;> Obviously that is not the case. Crop suggestion above. You may erase it later if you wish.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. mks_ 71 months ago | reply

    creative idea..nice

  4. smac57 71 months ago | reply

    Cool idea that has potential to be made even better, I reckon.Good shot though

  5. CotswoldPhoto 71 months ago | reply

    As others have said. Cool idea. I think a shallower depth of field might have been better, because backgrounds can be distracting. Not that it is here :) A fave.

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  6. davic 71 months ago | reply

    nice idea!

  7. WaterMiked Imaging [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    Very well done ! Seen in Explore !

  8. Rana___ 71 months ago | reply

    excellent photo

  9. Cruxlub 71 months ago | reply

    Amazing shot!!

  10. bean*mama 71 months ago | reply

    Excellent. Just love this!

  11. yphatt 71 months ago | reply

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  12. stahfre 71 months ago | reply

    brilliant idea.

  13. jbp274 71 months ago | reply

    Great effect, I love how the photo conveys curiousity.

  14. t00fa 71 months ago | reply

    Wonderful shot!

  15. Lefty 'Spider' Aiman 71 months ago | reply

    wow... this one certainly is one of a kind!! Are u using wide angle lens? it somehow creates the animation touch on the picture!

    love it!

  16. Azani_Manaf 70 months ago | reply

    nice shot ...Zein is thrilled to have his pic here.
    Can we have a copy of this?

  17. hubsio 66 months ago | reply

    nice face!!! =)

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