Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This is a photo of my niece and nephew playing an impromptu duet on the piano this past weekend.

Title: "Duet"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens
Shot in available light.
Post-processing summary: Photoshop CS3 > Black and White Adjustment Layer for the B&W conversion > Topaz Adjust plugin "Simplify" with a layer mask to smooth out textures as needed > Distort Lens Correction Vignette to add a subtle vignette


Larry said...

Nice shot. Both subjects are well exposed and the shot is well composed with a nice blur to the background.

Good job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry!

I like how the lighting turned out on this one and Kirby and Kyle's expressions.


Anonymous said...

I like the B&W treatment in this case. The shallow depth of field along with the treatment helps to reduce the effect of the objects around your nephew's head.


Here's Looking at You! Photography said...

I like the expressions on their faces. Especially the young boy. Great capture!

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Doug!

I'm not sure what my f-stop was on this shot but I probably could have done even better given that I was using my 50mm f/1.4 lens.


Barry Armer said...

Thanks Shirley!

I just missed you! I was posting my response to Doug when you posted your comment!