Sunday, February 15, 2009


Whenever I see someone committed to displaying this amount of ink the first thing that comes to mind for me is CLM – Career Limiting Move! Certainly there are lots of social implications as well, but you know this guy has extra barriers built into his next job interview or performance review. He must really be dedicated to “doing his own thing.”

Tech: Oly E-3, Zuiko 50-200 w/1.4 Converter @ 283mm, f6.3 @ 1/500 and ISO 125, Aperture Priority Post Processing CS3>Duplicate Background>Topaz Adjust “Dramatic” Levels Adjustment>Curves Adjustment Layer>Merge Visible>Black and White Conversion Layer>Curves>Merge Visible in Multiply Mode>Mask Back Ground and Darken and Lower Contrast w/Levels, Merge Visible>Topaz Adjust “Enhance Contrast”>Curves “Cross Process” Preset>Lens Distort Vignette


Anonymous said...

Larry, I don't think this effect works in your favor for this particular photo. It seems to take away from the overall "feel" of the photo.

I think B&W may even do a better job but would like to see the color shot for sure.


Larry J. Patrick said...

I like the angle you chose and I like the fact that you are not seeing his face. But, I agree with Doug, I am not sure that the green tint works on this one. I think B&W white is definitely the way to go, but not this tint.
Good job with the photograph that you took.

Barry Armer said...

Maybe this guy's career is wrestling! :-)

Interesting shot of an interesting subject. I'm Ok with the green tint but I've been a fan of the cross-processed look for a while.