Special upload for Valentine’s Day!
Focal length 50mm
Shutter 1/20 sec.
Nikon D60 with Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D
Shot in manual mode, no flash fired, on a tripod.
I used a sheet of black foam on which I drew a heart and punched small holes along the outline. I then pushed a LED Christmas light bulb through each hole, in order to create a heart of light. I placed everything on a dark fabric on the floor, with Scrabble letters on a plexiglass about 0,5 m above (18 in.).
Processed in Lightroom 3 (levels, curves, hue and saturation) then used Photoshop CS4 to clone out the worst of the scratches on the plexiglass. Also selectively desaturated the lights and applied this texture of mine to make it look less like Christmas.
Featured in The Woman Photographer on February 15, 2011
Featured in the 50mm Prime Group on February 20, 2011
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