Lovers on the rocks

By December 29, 2008Blog

Lovers on the rocksShot with Canon 5D, 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x extender
@ 420mm, f/5.6, ISO 500, 1/250s

After relaxing for a bit in one of the lawns, it was time to get moving again. I proceeded to walk through Central Park, loosely towards the Alice in Wonderland statue. Walking around Central Park is such a joy that I wasn’t exactly in a rush. In this shot, I feel like I captured a special moment as these two lovebirds enjoyed one-another’s company. Now, traditionally speaking, photos of people are better when you can see their faces, their eyes, and the emotion conveyed therein. I always say rules are meant to be broken, however. Their purpose is to serve as a rule of thumb – once you learn them well, you can stray from them with purpose. In this case, I think the obscurity of it all leaves this open to interpretation.

To process this photo, I simply used my custom Lightroom preset, Grayscale – Punchy then adjusted contrast (-) and sharpening (-) because it was a little too punchy and over-sharpened for the scene.