While this may not be exactly how the story goes, things certainly look grim for the good Captain.
(Sorry for the short post today. Gotta catch my train!)
Today's shot was a lesson in how to deal with a funky exposure. Just like the Lotus Warrior, I had a little trouble getting the light balanced. This time I wasn't able to get into the (normally dark) kitchen due to dinner being prepared. Laptop + Hot Stove/Food = Trouble for Dave. So what I did was bring the laptop and figures out into the living room and, figuring "what's the worst that can happen", set up in front of our windows. The natural light lit the figures beautifully, but threw that glare over the top of the monitor that I figured would completely wreck the shot.
Thankfully my good friend Photoshop was there to help me in my time of need. I couldn't remove the harsh glare, but I used it to my advantage with the help of a gradient layer. An orange/purple gradient brought down the harsh colors at the top while giving the bottom a warm glow.
Give them a try. You wont be disappointed!
Also... Note to self: CLEAN YOUR DANG LENSES.
My God...it's full of EXIF...
|Exposure:||0.067 sec (1/15)|
|Focal Length:||100 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0/100 EV|
|Software:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|Date and Time:||2008:03:05 14:26:07|
|Timezone Offset:||-6, -6|
|Date and Time (Original):||2008:03:05 14:07:14|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2008:03:05 14:07:14|
|Metering Mode:||Center Weighted Average|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||630 dpc|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||630 dpc|
|Sensing Method:||One-chip colour area sensor|
|Focal Length In 35mm Film:||150|
|Image Width:||3024 pixels|