Tonight's PAD was a quick snapshot of my new bride. She graciously posed for me (impatiently actually) before heading out for dinner with the girls. To say that my original raw capture was bad, is to be kind. Impatient models don't have time for you to figure out white balance and spot metering...and so I was left with this to work with:
Way too dark at ISO 1600 means horrible noise as a result of increasing exposure in my RAW converter (Capture One). Well after a while in PS doing some touch-up work, I was left with this as my intended post for the day:
So that is pretty ordinary. Since I had some extra time, I decided to play around and try to ruin the image. I did an OK job of it using the Nik Color Efex "Old Photo" filter and a couple of scratch brushes. I don't particularly love the result, but at least it's a little less predictable.
After about 20 minutes, I decided I didn't like this ruined version and decided to go with a sepia version....
After another 20 minutes I decided that the photo looked too digital, so I redid it in B&W and added some grain. At this point, I decided it was time for bed.