I’ve always had a thing for dragons. not those poncy “I can talk and I can do magic” nonsense dragons, but for the flame spouting, knight chomping, damsel distressing dragons certain patron saints got off having a go at.
So, needless to say the 20″ high dragon that has prize of place on my window ledge at home was always going to get a look in here.
(1/25, f/5, metering – matrix, focal length – 171mm, 13/09/07 18:43, ISO – 400)
This picture was taken using the external flash gun thing that came with my camera kit. The flash was adjusted to bounce off the (white) ceiling and diffused slightly. The colour range of the photo was then tweaked in GIMP (I’d tell you the exact changes, but to be honest I was messing about and suddenly stopped and went “Woah!”*)
When you look at the picture you’ll probably see a lot of shadow or something (Shake?) to the right side of the dragon. Not sure what caused it. To be honest only noticed it as I was putting the picture up.
I’ll try to find out what I changed in GIMP. I’ll also be back to take more photo’s of the beast.
One other thing of note with this shot. In order to try to get more light through the camera I upped the ISO from it’s default 100 to a rather sturdy 400. This helped reduce a lot of shake that I was getting (course, I could have just got out the tripod).
*Whilst many people have noted that Keanu Reeves and myself have a lot in common in terms of looks and snazzy ‘Point Break’ style lingo, I prefer to consider myself more in keeping with his “Ted” days. That and we look, sound and probably weigh nothing alike.