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Portrait of a Bar Manager

 
Don ­ Ellis
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Jun 03, 2002 20:35 |  #1

I'm posting this portrait simply because it shows how well the Canon 420EX flash works with the G2.

Flash exposure was set to -2/3, exposure compensation to -1/3. I used a Sto-Fen Omnibounce and fired it directly at Peter -- no bouncing off non-existent side walls or the high, dark ceiling.

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There was a spot of brightness about the size of a pinhead on the end of his nose that I cloned out. Otherwise, it's out of the camera, cropped, auto-contrasted and sharpened. The diffused light in the upper-right background is part of the bar display with spotlighted bottles and small statues.

Here are the details:

Canon PowerShot G2
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 2.5
Exposure mode: Program
Exposure compensation: -1/3
Flash: External E-TTL
Flash EF guide number: 3.72
Flash exposure compensation: -2/3
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: Single frame shooting
ISO: 50
Lens: 7.0 to 21.0 mm
Focal length: 21.0 mm
Subject distance: 1.28 m
AF mode: Single AF
Focus point: [CENTER]
Image size: 1704 x 2272
Image quality: Raw
White balance: Auto
Saturation: Low
Sharpness: Low
Contrast: Low

Peter is the manager of Murni's Warung in Ubud.

As he would say, Cheers.

Don



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Jun 03, 2002 20:43 |  #2

It's not too shabby for pretty much straight out of the camera, is it? :)

Nice work...


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Jun 04, 2002 01:36 |  #3

Great character shot, Don. Thanks for all the info - I'm contemplating getting a 420EX when I can justify the cost along with minor things like food, clothing, and mortgage payments! ; )


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eland
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Jun 04, 2002 15:45 |  #4

Great character study, Don.

eland




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blacknstormy
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Jun 05, 2002 21:36 |  #5

Cool photo Don - a photo speaks a thousand words, and I'd love to sit back and have a chat with this guy - he would have some very interesting tales to tell I should think :)




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Don ­ Ellis
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Jun 06, 2002 04:01 |  #6

Thanks, guys... Peter is a lovely guy but I had no idea he would be so popular (of course, you don't know the prize until you open the box -- and then it's too late).

I'll pass along your comments.

Cheers,

Don

P.S. to Jim -- I may have a 420EX but I still prefer not to use it. That's why I posted this photo -- it's one of the few flash portraits I've taken. I usually prefer available light.




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