Over the past five days that I’ve been posting these photographs of Rush, I’ve also been developing some prints (using Lightroom) that I thought could be okay with a bit of work.
In all five shots, I’ve paid particular attention to the shadows cast by the dancers (thanks to Sue for the suggestion). I also spent a lot of time using the improved spot removal tool to clean-up the background, as well as removing marks from the dance floor, backdrop wrinkles, etc.
The second image is a stitch (via Photoshop) of three photographs. On the final shot, I used the Infrared Lightroom B&W Filter Preset, which I think worked remarkably well with the original bright blue background.
All 25 photographs are now available on flickr.
Please do let me know if you have any questions or comments. 🙂
The grandfather isn’t just holding the child. He has a, well, seatbelt on underneath his jacket. That is, a little seat that is attached to his body via a belt. (I plan to get one of these.)
I really liked how instep the grandparents were, and how the grandmother was holding the grandfather’s arm as he carried the baby.
I also liked how they were well outside the crosswalk, and the background action.
Such is life in Beijing.