Thursday, August 30, 2007

Here's looking at you, kid

This snow leopard had a serious thousand-yard stare going on when I passed by at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. I used a long focal length lens pressed directly against the stout chain-link fence that separated us. It threw the fence out of focus enough to get a clear shot of the animal (if you look closely, you can see traces of the chain link).

Orton processing added as an experiment. Here's how to do it.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

Photo find of the day: Try this ... stand closely behind a friend or relative, looking over their shoulder through a camera. Have said friend or relative grab a child by the hands. Execute a synchronized spin between the three of you. Take a photo of the child while spinning, preferably with a slow shutter speed. Hopefully, you'll wind up with a photo like this one.


mattdentonuk said...

Dear James,
Sorry to trouble you - I'd like to find out about using a photo of yours on a CD cover.
Could you contact me?

Amazing pictures!!

Dirty Butter said...

Fascinating process! And here I am, just glad when the exposure turns out right. LOL Thank goodness for photo processing software.

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