Assignment 1: Bad Photos
Jay Ni: Violinist's Ghost
[Requirement 1] Shot with Canon 40D, 50mm f/1.4 at ISO 250, f/1.8, 1/200 sec. Exposure was already on the dark side under an arcade, and made even darker in CS4 with sharpening to show detail in the fingers. Going for somewhat of a "ghostly" feeling.
This photo actually went through several phases of PP before I decided on the one I liked. What initially attracted me to this particular photo was that the face in the background is impossible to identify. You can't even distinguish the gender, although you'll be able to tell from part (4) of this assignment.
Manually lowering exposure and sharpening the details of the fingers adds to the eerie atmosphere. This was the final result.




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