I don't know if it's a new category or not but I'm calling this one, maybe optimistically, a "salvage shot." As I mentioned in earlier postings I was setting up on row "T" at this Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo performance shooting with a 50-200 tele at 200mm in low light. In order to have any kind of stop motion I had to shoot this shot @ ISO 3200 and even then the result was underwhelming. The problem is though that I like the composition! Because of this I was compelled to attempt a rescue of the shot. This resulted in a pretty heavy handed bit of post-processing with Camera Raw, CS3, and Topaz Adjust using blending modes at different opacity's, blurring, textures, high-pass sharpening, vignettes, color correction, etc. At the end of the day I like the finished product which reminds me of what you might see if you were looking through an old ViewMaster. Hope you like it.
Body Painting on the Island #4
4 years ago