Almost exactly five years ago, the Bando De Kvar ( www.flickr.com/groups/2472126@N24/) headed off to Toronto for one of the troop’s occasional adventures in street photography. In poking around in the Kensington Market area I came across this wall and beckoned Bando Paul (www.flickr.com/photos/41474913@N05/ ) over to acts as a human contrast to the wall of monochromatic faces. Now, since Bando Paul had reacted positively (I think) to a recent image posted of him (www.flickr.com/photos/jwvraets/31837263247/in/dateposted/ ), and I quote: ‘Ha! Ha! Another great use for my ugly mug! Funny, all those bricks inserted into the side of my head and I didn't feel a thing!’ I felt I was on a roll so I pulled this long-forgotten image out of the archives and made it today’s posting. Submitted for your consideration - JW
Date Taken: 2014-01-18
Taken using a hand-held Nikon D7100 fitted with an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm VR lense set to 26mm, ISO100, Auto WB, Aperture Priority mode, f/7.1, 1/60 sec. PP in free Open Source GIMP from Nikon SOOC JPEG source file: load the image as 2 layers, top layer for background adjustment, bottom layer for Paul adjustment, add a white layer mask to the top/background layer and use black paint and a soft-edged paintbrush to paint in Paul, adjust the top/background layer by boosting the contrast to help make the painted faces a bit crisper and also do some fine tuning of the overall (mostly white area) tonality to bring it out a bit better, on the bottom/Paul layer use the tone curve tool to brighten Paul a bit, create new working layer from visible result, sharpen, save, add fine black-and-white frame, add bar and text on left, save, scale image to 2048 wide, sharpen slightly, save.
Tags: Bando de Kvar Paul Bando Paul Toronto Kensington Market wall mural graffiti faces cartoon black-and-white portrait Open Source GIMP Nikon D7100 AF-S DX Nikkor 18-105mm VR
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