It has been a busy couple of weeks! First, I would like to congratulate my cousin's basketball team for making it all the way to 2nd place in the AAU girls national tournament! I flew out to Virginia to cheer them on and I was asked to help photograph the games. Let's be honest, shooting a bunch of 6' tall teenage girls is about as far as you can get from 6" action figures, but it was a great experience and I really enjoyed doing it.
Second, Wizard World Chicago is this weekend and I can't wait to get in there with my camera. To be honest, I'm so excited for the show, I'm having trouble concentrating on what I'm supposed to be writing here...
Gears of War, courtesy of Gearspedia:
Gears of War is a science fiction video game franchise, created by Epic Games and owned and published by Microsoft Game Studios. The two games that currently make up the series take place on the fictional planet Sera and focus on a war between humans and creatures known as the Locust Horde. In Gears of War, the protagonist Marcus Fenix, a soldier or "Gear" in the Coalition of Ordered Governments, leads his squad on a mission to deploy the Lightmass bomb and destroy the Locust Horde in their underground strongholds. The sequel Gears of War 2 takes place six months after the events of the first game, and follows Delta Squad and the COG army as it launches an assault directly against the Hollow in an effort to end the war.
This was taken at the Chicago Botanic Garden, inside their Test Garden. I stood Fenix in the plant bed and turned to face the sun so I would get that great silhouette and snapped a bunch of shots.
All I had to do in Photoshop was add a thin gradient (yellow/blue) to make the sunlight pop and the shadows sink just that little bit more. Otherwise? Yeah, that's all I did.
I'm going to an EXIF Convention:
|Camera:||Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi|
|Focal Length:||55 mm|
|Exposure Bias:||0 EV|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|File Size:||2.7 MB|
|Encoding Process:||Baseline DCT, Huffman coding|
|Bits Per Sample:||8|
|Software:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|Date and Time (Modified):||2009:08:03 19:24:02|
|Exposure Program:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Date and Time (Original):||2009:08:02 18:51:34-05:00|
|Date and Time (Digitized):||2009:08:02 18:51:34|
|Focal Plane X-Resolution:||4433.29532497149 dpi|
|Focal Plane Y-Resolution:||4453.60824742268 dpi|
|Scene Capture Type:||Standard|
|Progressive Scans:||3 Scans|
|XMPToolkit:||Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08|
|Metadata Date:||2009:08:03 19:24:02-05:00|
|Creator Tool:||Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows|
|ICCProfile Name:||sRGB IEC61966-2.1|
|Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type:||D50|
|Measurement Observer:||CIE 1931|
|Flash Return:||No return detection|
|Flash Red Eye Mode:||False|