Different style of post from me today. The family and I went to the zoo early Saturday for a quick picnic and of course I brought along the Canon. My wife is always wanting new pics of the boys and that just gives me an excuse to practice my portrait skills which is fine with me. In this shot, my oldest son was being distracted by the Flamingos off in the distance and of course he had to get a better view than looking through the huge gaps in the fence.
On a quick processing note, I’ve discovered a new use for Photmatix Pro. We were really limited on the time that we could visit the zoo with all kinds of scheduling conflicts so we pretty much were there in some very harsh overhead light. I discovered that if I ran my single RAW files through photomatix and used the ‘tone compressor’ aspect of the software, it did an unbelievable job toning down the overblown highlights. It really gave the images a whole new look that I could start my processing from. If you’re ever stuck shooting in extremely harsh sun, give it a try. Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Canon T1i, 85mm @1.8