Sunday, 6 July 2014

Mirror, Mirror...

Mirror, Mirror... was taken on a freezing cold Sunday morning in Bristol while visiting my daughter.  The original plan had been to go for a walk, but the temperature and biting wind resulted in us heading for a Flea Market which is held regularly at Bristol City Football Ground (indoors!).  It was crowded and dingy, so I put the 85/1.8 lens on the camera and cranked the ISO up to 3200.  There was a wonderful old lady there, dressed up to the nines, applying bright red lipstick with the tip of her finger.  Who could resist?

This is the original image straight out of the camera.  Although shot at very high ISO, with  some careful (selective) noise reduction using Nik Dfine I was able to produce something which prints perfectly at A3 with virtually no noise visible.  There was a small amount of cloning in Photoshop to remove the corner of the table on the left, followed by some selective darkening and desaturation in Nik Viveza in order to make the background clutter less obtrusive.  Canon 5DmkII, 85/1.8, 1/60s @ f/5.6, ISO 3200.