Monday, May 16, 2005

LED Blast

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Nikon D70 @ 62 mm, 1/2 sec, f/4.5, ISO 1600
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My first post and I really like this one. I shot it in the gallery of one of the studios where I work, this weekend. The entire building was almost totally deserted and when I stuck my head round the door of the gallery all the little LEDs of the vision mixing desk were blinking and shining in the darkness and too good to resist taking a whole bunch of shots of...

I spent hours fiddling with it in Photoshop before deciding against most of what I'd done to it. I was toying with having an inverted copy on another layer that blended into this one with a radial gradient, but it looked naff. The inverted version itself was striking though, all white, blue and purple, and I'll post it to my Flickr gallery at some point.

In the end I didn't do much to this picture at all, just a little Diffuse Glow, a touch of Spherise and some Curves for contrast.

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