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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Stunning blond striking a pose, catching men’s leg!?


This stunning blond girl zoomed past me while I was on my way back to work from lunch. She was in an obvious hurry as her over exaggerated hand movements indicate. As I took the photo I realised I’ve captured it in an exact moment when her hand aligned with the leg of the man in the background. I looks like she is about to trip him – just a perspective based visual humour. This photograph required a bit of post processing: firstly I did not have my Canon 580EX flash with me and could not use fill in light. As a result the girl, which was walking with the sun, turned out too dark in comparison to the scene. I’ve used a rarely used “Equalise” function in Adobe Photoshop to increase the brightness. Remaining processing was limited to a simple black and white conversion and some minor sharpening.



I often use my Canon 580EX flash to fill in scenes like this, where strong sun generates deep shadows and it is impossible to actually view faces or details. This time the silhouettes of the people against this old building were very interesting on their own and thus I decided to take this photograph without the flash.