Sunday, May 1, 2011
Photo of the day: The agony of success
The original version of this photo was slightly different, of course. I had fun playing with it in photoshop, first carefully selecting Ron and the ground around his feet and blurring the rest, as if I'd used a wider aperture in the original photo than, in fact, I did. That helped to bring the focus on the runner, but he still blended in with the background more than I liked. So, I converted the background to black and white. Voila! The photo I was looking for. This captures all of the drama in Ron's posture, while keeping the attention riveted on him where it belongs instead of on the busy, distracting background.