Monday, July 26, 2010

Coming Soon: Austin Landmarks Photo Shoot

I ♥ Faces Contest Entry - July 26

I Faces ( is a great website with a weekly photo contest. This week's theme: PURPLE

Now for the story behind the photo...

Lisa grew up in Austin and just graduated from the University of Texas.  The next phase of life would take her to a new city.  She decided to celebrate the transition and mark the occasion by visiting her favorite Austin landmarks and having some photos taken. This particular photo was taken on the playground in the neighborhood of her childhood home. It's my personal favorite from the day & one that came immediately to mind when I saw this week's theme:  Purple.

Technical details:
Canon 5D w/ EF85mm f/1.8 USM @85mm
ISO 100   f/2.0   1/100
Post-processing was done in Photoshop. Basically, I just did a little color correction on her skin tone so she wasn't too purple.  (I wanted the purple cast to look natural, not like she was a space alien.) I also used CoffeeShop's Eye Bright action to bring out her eyes.