Monday, 22 June 2009

Right Place Right Time 2

I went to a family wedding reception yesterday (20th June). My daughter had her camera and took this photo. It is not an expensive camera. It doesn't have many megapixels which means that there is a good chance that the photo will pixelate when you enlarge it. In old terms you will see grain but often this is an effect that people look for. You see it on any greatly enlarged photograph, e.g. when you see photos printed as wallpaper.

It is the cutting of the cake. I cropped it to less than a quarter or less of its original size so there are less than a quarter of the megapixels. I am including it in the blog because it is about being at the right place at the right time as per yesterday's blog. Another second and the expression would have changed. They did have the normal smiles a second earlier but then decided to cut right through the cake.

The photo on the left has just been cropped. It is not difficult to see the pixels but that's alright as pixels are much less important than smiles. On the right you see even more pixels as the photo deteriorates with each manipulation. I have simply desaturated the photo and put in a white vignette. There are many times when better smiles can be photographed after the main photo has been taken so be ready for them.

Happy snapping

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