Lazy, Hazy, Crazy

Summer may be the university’s slow season, but that doesn’t mean a few students aren’t around. Some of those who study take advantage of the warmer weather to sit under a tree while doing so:

Summer Session

Stealth was essential to getting this shot. As usual, I was carrying my X100, so I had to get in close to make the foreground student big enough, while keeping enough distance not to spook him. At original resolution there was just a little too much foreground for comfort; changing from 3:2 to 16:9 solved that problem. A host of tweaks then followed: reduced saturation and a couple slight color shifts, vignette, dodging the foreground student to bring more attention to him, and cloning out a couple extraneous elements on the edges. More than I normally do, for sure, but this image is as much about the surroundings as it is about the student. The details are everything.

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