The courier

By January 23, 2009Blog

The courierShot with Canon 5D, 200mm f/2.8L II
@ 200mm, f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/1250s

I was lucky enough to catch this courier just as he was putting on his helmet to make some more deliveries on his little Yamaha Riva scooter. Right before I clicked the shutter for this one, I chuckled to myself at the thought of Eddie Izzard (comedian) and the way he says ‘Ciao’ – which happens to be my informal title for this one.

Processing began with my custom Lightroom preset, Grayscale, Portrait 2 and then I proceeded to crop at an 8×10 ratio rather than a 2×3 ratio to get a bit closer and lose some empty, boring space. I used some brush strokes to add in some Clarity for better contrast in the midtones of the subject, and then I added just a little bit of sharpening.

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