Portrait

Portrait

THE PHOTO:
Obviously this scene doesn’t need introduction, the main attraction of the Louvre in Paris is Da Vinci’s masterpiece. Yes, it’s smaller that what you would imagine – inversely proportional to the crowds that flock to see it. The protective barrier, protective glass and the crowd make it a difficult object to shoot, especially hand-held, so I’m rather pleased that this came out as good as it did.

POST PROCESSING:
Lots, I had to clone out reflection, get the frame aligned, bring out the detail in the wall texture, ensure that there was enough balanced detail in the art piece (which is – no insult to the master – low in contrast. My treatment is probably too dark). Many minor enhancements rather than large ones.

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: NIKON D700
  • Taken: 11 May, 2011
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
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