Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rainy Sunday

Sunday was a wet and rainy day here in Cortland. At lunch we all went out to eat but first the kids insisted on playing in the rain. Of course, I had to grab the ol' camera and take some shots. One lesson I learned with these images is that a yellow umbrella and a yellow coat is going to make the subject look jaundiced (hence the need to play around with the processsing) and also you need a faster shutter speed than you might think given how cloudy it really is. This is the only one that I felt was sharp enough.

Still a fun few minutes and an image that I think captures Duncan pretty well. Always looking ahead and the next thing.

Thanks for stopping by.


John Brainard said...

I like the way this turned out. The colors are interesting despite the fact that you had to work with a strong yellow color cast. Your color balancing gives it a nice, classic or cross-processed look.

I took a picture of one of my daughters through a yellow plastic tunnel in a park one day. I opted not to do anything with the photo!

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

THanks John. Yeah strong color cast can be a bit weird and tricky. Yellow is ok since it is along the lines of skin tones but I did the same thing you did once but with a green tube. No luck cleaning that up. Live and learn I guess.