One of the shots I posted online during my NBL Canada / TBL All-Star Game weekend was a photo of Sudbury Five 6’9″ power forward Zena Edosomwan.
You know … this one.
I liked it … I really did … but the more I looked at it, the less “liked” I liked about it. The color was off. The stitched running shots looked too close together, like there were timing gaps from launch to dunk.
So when I returned home, I re-uploaded my raw photo files and did some adjustments.
See, while I was at the basketball venue, my laptop copy of PhotoShop can only read .JPG files, not my high-data Nikon .NEF raw files. So I worked with what I had at the time.
When I got home, I worked with the .NEF files. I adjusted the color balance for tungsten exposure, which gave a more natural color tone to the resulting images. I chose three images of Zena Edosomwan pre-dunk, and one post-dunk, where it appears as if he’s actually admiring his handiwork.
After a dose of auto-align, and a lot of layer masking and careful layered brush strokes …
This was the final result.
Much, much better. This I can work with. And it’s going in the short pile.
Although I may re-do this shot if one of the Albany Patroons is willing to do a little dunk-fest after practice … but for now, this is the dunk image to beat. Ka boom.