Anthony O'Connor took first place in Grade A in our recent 'Urban' competition with the self portrait/ graffiti shot. This is how he made the image:
I had a few different ideas for the Urban theme but settled on graffiti, and there are plenty of good examples around.
I took the image in the car park on White Street, Cork where most of the wall space is covered in works by various graffiti artists.
I tried a number of different compositions standing in and out of the shots, this one was my favourite.
It’s a HDR image processed in Photomatix essentials from a single RAW image, and finished in Photoshop.
The camera was mounted on a tripod using the timer. Settings were: f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, 24mm.
Move the slider left and right below to compare the pre and post processed shots.
- Anthony O'Connor