Posts tagged “splash

Pool Monster

Pool Monster 70mm, f/13, 1/125s, fill flash

My son leaping out of the water pretending to be a monster.  I love how the motion makes his hands look like claws.  And the mask?  Well, nothing needs to be said.

It was in the middle of a bright sunny afternoon — terrible time for photographs.  I used a flash so that I could dial down the ambient a bit.  We took several shots like this, using a fast-ish shutter speed but not so fast that it froze all motion.  In post I processed things pretty heavily in Lightroom — lots of contrast and clarity.

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Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeltuuk/6350371223/in/photostream

Splash! 190mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 1600

Finally some rain in Austin.  I grabbed a bunch of shots of my son playing in the rain but I decided to post some faceless, could-be-any-young-boy pictures.  I’m sure that many children in Austin took advantage of the rain to do what boys like to do – splash in the water in mud.  For a time there was some nasty lightning so I had to have the kids come under the cover of the porch for a while.  Fortunately the lightning cleared up and much fun was had again.

The black and white shot was processed in Lightroom — simply playing with sliders until I liked it. I brought the color shot into Photoshop and put a little more work into it.  I cloned out a few things and used a series of curves and some sharpening in an attempt to enhance the falling rain and the drops rolling off the raincoat.  I’d like the falling rain to stand out a bit more but simply did not want to put more work into it (things are busy around here).  The clouds were thick and there was very little light so I cranked up the ISO for these shots.  There isn’t that much noise in the shots but what little there was I decided to keep and didn’t use any noise reduction.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeltuuk/6351117858/in/photostream/

135mm, f/2.8, 1/125s, ISO 1600