Valiant

Valiant

THE PHOTO:
Last shot from last weekend’s medieval display – this poor sod (wearing the mask and armour) took a beating from kid after kid while parrying and dodging. It was a warm day and to be on your feet wearing your body-weight in metal was an impressive feat. Almost as impressive as the determination of this youngster who took him on with full fury.

POST PROCESSING:
More than I would have liked, but there was a lot of distracting background, and I wanted a battle-grittiness added. So, after B&W, levels, curves, vignette, layer blending, dodge/burn etc I got as close as I could.

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Taken: 20 April, 2008
  • Exposure bias: -3/6EV
  • Focal length: 52mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
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