Saturday, April 25, 2009

Medicine Man

My brother Larry and I attended the San Jacinto Day festivities at San Jacinto State Park today. There were some small reenactments of skirmishes that took place at the Battle of San Jacinto when Texas won her independence from Mexico (the main reenactment was cancelled due to terrific rains last night that left everything soaked). Fortunately many of the reenactors showed up anyway and there were lots of photo ops (and lots of photographers)! This gentlemen was very eager to model for us in front of his medicine show wagon!

Title: "Medicine Man"

Camera / Lens: Canon 40D / Canon 100-400mm L zoom

Post-processing: Photoshop CS3 > Topaz Adjust plugin "Detailed" preset to add detail and sharpening > Exposure Adjustment Layer to brighten up the image with a mask to keep from brightening the background > Merge Visible to New Layer > Vitural Photographer "Brownie" preset at 29% Opacity > Curves Adjustment Layer to increase overall contrast at 25% Opacity > Merge Visible to New Layer > Cloning to remove high contrast distractors > Merge Visible to New Layer > Distort Lens Correction Vignette > Black and White Adjustment Layer at 71% Opacity to achieve final tonality


Larry said...

Great job on the post processing on this one. I think this is one of my favorite portraits of yours.

Anonymous said...

I like the treatment of this one Barry. I think you did a great job on it.


Barry Armer said...

Thanks Larry and Doug!

It's good to get good results to take advantage of a willing model.


Larry J. Patrick said...

Nicely done. The composition allows you to move around easily and yet it leads your eye to what is really important. Good job.

Barry Armer said...

Thanks Patrick!