People have complained, that all my street portraits seem to be of beautiful young ladies; well, this one isn’t, in fact he’s a fellow practitioner of the photographic art, as an awesome Landscape Photographer, & one of my ex-tutors.
I would even recommend checking out his work at http://www.alexdrozd.com
You don’t actually need any special equipment to do Macro photography, despite what some “experts” may say.
This image was taken with my kit 55-200mm lens at f5.6, & the depth of field is such that the near wing is blurred, but the far one is nice & sharp.
Had a bit of an interesting day on Saturday, I meet up with some friends off twitter for an afternoon of Photography, to which I was late for, as I had a good reason, I a job interview to go to first.
The image is of a photographer called Cloudyimages, I recommend googling him, his work is awesome & all Old School on his trusty Leica.
I admit it that my Photoshop skills while are competent at editing classical images, are somewhat amateurish when it comes to major adaptations of image.
An artist friend suggested I try to develop this image, when I said I didn’t know how to lower the arch enough to bring out the best in the image, he encouraged me to just try; So I did my usual edits to enhance the image, mainly using the Shadow & Highlight sliders, I then carefully tried to bring the arch down.
The finished image isn’t perfect, as there are areas where the mortar in the brickwork doesn’t quite line up; but after just four hours work in photoshop, I’m actually quite pleased. I’m now just waiting the detailed critique from my friend.