Jide Alakija

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Mimi's distant thought

Following on from yesterdays shot this is a different presentation of the same subject. Today Mimi is looking far into the Sea, what could she be thinking? One has to wonder! I think the idea of this one is that of one in deep thought. What do you think?

My Tip: The key to this one is the detail in the sky. It's very easy to loose it when capturing a landscape scene that has a cloudy sky at the same time it's hard to ensure your clouds don't appear too dark as well. I used a tool called Lucis Art to recover the seemingly lost detail. You can also use the RAW converter in Photoshop CS3 to do the same thing if you can't afford to buy Lucis Art. It's still the same thing only that it will take you a lot longer.

Using Photoshop, the way you do it is by creating two or more exposures from your RAW file (YES, shoot in RAW) and using the Masking technique recover the cloud detail in the sky.

comments (7)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Feb 2009, 07:20
The colour of the coat stands out so well from the sea good photo
Lovely composition, colours and detail.
For me the postion and view of Mimi are the essential ingredients .. The sky seems less releveant. But then I'm feeling a moment of trouble making coming over me ;-) ;-) richard
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 17 Feb 2009, 12:09
i like the composition
i like the red color
i like the clouds
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2009, 22:41
love the colour contrast and how u put the whole shot together. u seem to be hiding her face
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2009, 22:42
shes probably thinking whether u will make her iyan and egusi
  • KiMeRa
  • Spain
  • 7 May 2009, 17:25
great she was in red! it makes a good contrast

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