Images & Observations

Posts tagged “candid

“Please… Have some dignity.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 320 1/25 f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Affectionate best buddies, South Main Street pedestrian promenade, The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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“I’ve got your back.”

Street Life

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 150mm ISO 320 3-bkts f/11 Lr4; PsCS6

Two buddies keeping an eye on the passing scene on the South Main Street pedestrian promenade at The Shoppes, Chino Hills, California.

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Tourist Attraction

Nikon D80 18-135mm @ 38mm 1/8 f/8 (-2.0 0.0 +2.0) Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

This was apparently someone’s “Kodak Moment” when her companions were studying the vending machine.  The scene was in the dark cavernous space that is the Studio Walk at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and is about as exciting as shopping at the MGM Grand gets.  This is the kind of human tableau that attracts my eye, a candid glimpse of some people interacting with each other and their environment.  I like how the blown out lighting of the inside of the vending machine helps define the human figures in front of it, especially how you can see some of the light reflected off of the fellow on the left.

With the high ISO the original HDR image had a lot of grainy noise in the blacks, I was able to minimize that with a combination of using a Control Point with Nik Viveza to darken the three individual figures in the center, combined with tweaking the Lightroom noise filter settings.  The overall processing also softened all of the edges.

Some Housekeeping Notes: You will find some new tabs at the top of this page.  One of them links to the new Wayne Frost Photography Facebook site that I launched this week, if you are a Facebooker I’d love to have you stop bye.   You will find a link to my portfolio there, and you can also share your own images on the page or start or join a discussion.  I have also reconfigured the waynefrost.com web site which is hosted by SmugMug and you can always go there for direct access to my portfolio.