The Ultimate Fan

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

The Ultimate Fan

Uploaded: October 12, 2009 16:16:38 | Entered: May 23, 2020 08:36:49


My daughter is a big fan of Paul McCartney and the Beatles.

This is a combination of in camera effects and photoshop. I boosted the contrast, saturation and sharpness (in camera), then made adjustments and added texture in PS. I also hand held a flash and painted the scene during the exposure!

Oceanside Beach, California
December 6, 2008

RAW / Tripod / User Defined Settings / 18 mm
F 4.5 @ 2 sec ISO 400

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 2/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 12, 2009

Here is the original photograph! #1191396

Patrick Rouzes October 12, 2009

And the result is spectacular,Donna! Wonderful tones, lighting, textures, pose, perspective , & treatment on this portriat of your beautiful young daughter, Donna!
A magnificent display of your amazing talents! WTG! #8031445

Susan M. Campbell October 12, 2009

All your hard work paid off. A super shot Donna. #8031573

Lana Arcemont October 12, 2009

Outstanding! #8031645

Daniella Puente October 12, 2009

You made this AWESOME!!! love the idea, work on the image and result Donna :))) #8031770

Les Rhoades level-classic October 12, 2009

I like both versions #8031812

Barbara Waldoch October 12, 2009

WOnderful job, Donna! #8032040

Michelle Alton October 13, 2009

Wonderful work Donna. Amazing setup, camera work, and effects. #8032521

Joy Rector October 13, 2009

beautiful shot #8033185

Mike Clime October 13, 2009

Great capture, like the effects! Nice work! #8034317

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 13, 2009

I'm a huge Beatles fan, too. This is a terrific shot of your beautiful daughter - love the light and effects! #8034632

Robert S. Grauer October 13, 2009

Nice DD work Donna. I really like how the cool light of the flash contrasts with the warm tones of this image. Some info, if your shooting RAW any changes that can be made in camera can also be made in Cannon's DPP software which is my first step in editing almost everything. Its an excellent program for the basics, although I don't like the noise reduction feature. Besides I have Noise Ninja. #8034924

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 13, 2009

who doesn't love Paul McCartney???? wonderful fx and capture, Donna! #8035129

Julianne Bradford October 14, 2009

This is fabulous work Donna. I love how you have done most of your work in the camera and not relied on the computer programs! When can we go shooting? #8035308

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 14, 2009

Thank you everyone!!

Donna #8038004

Ken Smith level-classic October 15, 2009

Very nice, Donna..very eye-catching! #8038739

Jill Odice level-classic October 15, 2009

Good to see the younger generations appreciating the great music we all have always loved :-) Nice work Donna! #8040779

Donna La Mattino Pagakis October 16, 2009

Thank you Ken and Jill!! #8044044

Gary Lange October 19, 2009

Great looking shot here, Donna...she looks just like you! #8049776

Mariann Kovats level-classic December 02, 2009

Wow, Donna! Excellent work! Beautiful image! #8186664

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 23, 2010

Thank you Gary and Mariann!! #8323054

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 31, 2010

Outstanding work Donna! Jeff #8345288

Leslie McLain level-classic July 01, 2020

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donna. #11814444

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 01, 2020

Congratulations Donna! #11814684

G. Margaret Hennes level-classic July 01, 2020

Congrats Donna on your well deserved win! #11814776

Michele Peterson level-classic July 01, 2020

Super fun, Donna! Congratulations on the win! #11814919

LJ Corliss level-classic July 13, 2020

Congratulations :) #11817881

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