Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Accidents - revisited

I spent the last few days tagging images in Lightroom.  Yes, it's tedious boring work.  However, it does allow me to look through pictures I haven't seen in a long time.  It helps me remember things.  For example, Tobias was born in 2006.  I came across the pictures we made in hospital.  It also reminds me we are "bad" parents, because we didn't buy or even have an "official" hospital picture made. However, they only stick 'em in a glass bassinet and send flat light onto a very pissed off baby anyway, so perhaps it doesn't really matter.

It also brought me across this image.  Its one of those happy accidents that happens sometimes.  I really like silhouettes.  When I saw it while building the set of "proper" pictures I was struck by the monochrome look created by the flash not firing.  Essentially this is a horribly underexposed picture lit only by modeling lights.  However, I think its kinda cool.  Completely desaturated, and grain added in post.  This picture is one of those that needs to be viewed larger, the small version is rather hard to see what is going on.  Also, unfortunately, if your monitor isn't calibrated (like the one in my kitchen) there is a good chance all you will see is a black rectangle-- I apologize for that, but there is nothing I can do.

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