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Day 7: Bryophyte.

IMG_4785 This post concludes Macro Week #3. Next up are some more toy soldiers.

Here I was going for a minimalist, almost studio-like look. Similar set-up to shutterpresser.com/2014/07/19/day-4-thistle with a radial filter brightening the left side along with the moss, to form a gradient.

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Back to portraits: I guess this is a pretty cheap editing strategy but I like how high contrast, dark black and white portraits can change the mood of a photo. I played around with radial filters to make the faces evenly exposed and dark enough to make facial expressions ambiguous but bright enough to give a sense of the possible scene.