December 14, 2010

Dickens on the Strand #3

In today’s photo, I wanted to capture the intensity of the subject.  I watched this young man for a while and noticed that no matter what he was doing, he had the same intensity.  It was just part of him.  It is probably the most important aspect of him—just a guess.
Camera settings:  Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 shot at 200mm, ISO 200, f/2.8 and 1/500th of a second.
Post Processing:  
Lightroom 3—Adjusted white balance, added mid tone contrast.
Photoshop CS5—used spot healing to clean-up various spots and then did some dodging and burning.


  1. I not only see intensity but also moodiness. Not sure which comes through the most. Either way, it is a portrait that I find myself looking at and wondering about the subject.

  2. The photo is moody and brooding to me. It is somewhat disturbing image however I still want to look at it. Not a photo that I would want hanging in my house, even if it was my son.

  3. Seems to be a little out of focus.