|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Here's my entry in Aleksei's theme about taking a World people portrait MADE AT 5PM UTC ON 20 MARCH. |
I decided to take a picture of my wife, Minay, in her element. She's a quilter and a quilting teacher, so I convinced her to work on one of her quilts for a little while and be my model. The quilt she's sewing on in the picture, "Wow, I Think I had Too Much Caffeine!", was actually finished a couple of years ago. She put a few stitches in the quilt for me while I took about forty pictures (she removed the extra stitches afterward). I took ten or so shots in the five minutes leading up to 11:00 AM, Houston time, about nine during the 11:00 to 11:01 period, and another fifteen or so shots afterwards. The before and after shots were to do a few test shots and make certain I'd get some within the time period.
The tests I did before the shoot convinced me to drape some gauze over the glass door leading to our back yard (it's off to the left, out of frame), and move a few lamps around in the room. The light coming in from the outside is still too bright, though. If I had taken more time to experiment, I might have been able to reduce the harsh glare on the back of Minay's head, and on the lamp behind her, but the deadline snuck up on me.
In post-proc, I cropped closer to Minay (to get rid of last-second cowlick that popped up on her head, and to focus on her and the quilt). I also adjusted the levels a little, sharpened and resized it before uploading.
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