Monday, August 23, 2010

Spartan #2

One of the first ideas I had for King Leonidas was to apply a red filter, but the effect was not pleasing.  Too much red can be numbing and dull.  For this shot, the background and front side light is tungsten balanced warm white fluorescent, while the front fill is skylight from a window.  The combination of warm rim light and bronze patina emerged to look like a combination of light from a blazing sunset and a splash of arterial spray.  Color Isolate Red develop preset eliminated the bright greenish yellow background.

Camera: Nikon D700 
Lens: AF Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8D
Exposure: ISO 200, f/8 @ 0.8s, tripod, cable release
Lighting: Window light and warm fluorescent lamp
Location: My house
Processing: Lightroom 3


benjamin gandhi-shepard said...

Wow, you've really been pushing image artistry in these last several posts. The color and abstraction has been really interesting.

Preston Page said...

Thank you, Ben. I'm having a blast!