I thought “Halloween is tomorrow, how about using blood red with flesh colored paint?”
This paint splatter could be called “The Body Worlds Exhibit: Home Edition.”

SOOC

(Straight Out Of Camera)

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EXIF:

Nikon D810
Nikon 105mm f/2.8
f/20
400 ISO
2 flashes at 1/128th

 

Lightroomed

 

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  • Shadows and whites raised
  • Highlights and blacks lowered

 

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  • Clarity, saturation and vibrance raised

 

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  • Sharpening raised
  • Lens corrections added

 

Photoshopped

 

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Cleaned up and removed any issues

 

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I thought this photo needed more splat, so I stole some from this photo.

 

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Masked in some more splat…

 

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Moves some stuff to the left to keep the photo balanced.

 

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Eliminated the base…

 

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Added back the reflection I masked out before,

 

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Raised up the saturation…

 

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Then fixed the levels a bit.

 

Final Thoughts

 

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As usual, its the close-up detail I like, but you can’t really see it unless you zoom into the full resolution file… Someday I’ll print one of these out five feet wide so I can really take it in.

 

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The photo kinda ended up looking gross… Maybe next year I’ll get a little plastic skeleton to stand on the speaker.

 

Other Shots

 

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