Sunday, February 14, 2010

I cheat at Srabble...

Day 45, and I wanted a playful shot of some sort, so I grabbed a small mirror.

Needless to say shots one through three hundred all failed to look remotely decent, but inspiration struck finally.

Smoke and Mirrors

I really, really need to work on my post processing. The cutout around the 'O' worked okay, but there was a big colour difference between the 'R' and 'M' tiles. I did what I could, but I will keep working on it.

Two exposures (obviously!) at f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/30th shutter and the 580EX II reflecting from the ceiling, on tripod with a cabled shutter release. Post-processing in GIMP.


  1. I'm not into post processing but I do like what you have done here

  2. Thanks. Oddly enough when I started shooting about six months ago, I really felt like PP was *cheating* for lack of a better word.

    Now, I think subtle edits to things like colour and brightness are pretty much a given, and small composition edits like this shot aren't so bad.