Sunday, August 28, 2005


Beach Boy - Hong Kong

I am absolutely amazed by the toy camera shots of Susan B at Outafocus.
Several times on the journey through Asia, I would be somewhere gorgeous, but with absolutely flat, terrible light, making for terrible traditional photos. But flat light with a strong, simple subject smack in the middle make for great toy camera pictures, so I recreated the effect with digital.

5 Comments:

Blogger Myself said...

The shutter speed was around 1/60 seconds, so the blurry boy is natural. I cropped it square, converted to B&W, added a gradient and slightly sepia toned it. To go whole hog, I suppose I could add some noise or scratches, but this was enough for today.
Gradients had me confused for the longest time - there's a tool in the photoshop sidebar, and this is with the circular gradient set to reverse. You draw a line from the center of the picture to a side or corner, and the gradient is added. I believe I did this one using layers so I could lighten it a bit afterwards. Still getting the hang of it, though.

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Anonymous susan B. said...

This is stunning. Gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking.
Bravo!

And humble thanks. I'm deeply honored by your words and your tribute.

Warm regards from So Cal.

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Anonymous Adriana said...

I totaly agree with Susan, this is beautiful scene. I have to confess that I've always been a little bit afraid of the oriental culture but you;re just showing so beautiful images of it. :) Regards. And thanks God for the good being of your baby. Take care and take care of Arianna too. :)

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Anonymous rw said...

Totally with Susan b, this one is great.

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Blogger RainKing said...

Excellent stuff indeed. Love it.

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