Liverpool Santa Dash 2006
The 2006 Santa Dash in Liverpool wasn’t quite what I expected. I was expecting rain, and a lot of Santas. What I found was a lovely cold December morning with a HELL of a lot of Santas. It was quite surreal afterwards. Santas everywhere. In bars, coffee stores, street corners. I didn’t get the shots I wanted as I felt quite overwhelmed and it hit me that asking to take pictures of people after they’ve just ran 5km isn’t the most flattering of things to say. Still I got some nice shots which I spent a while playing with. This is a HDR image. Why? Well basically it just looks better. Nicer sky, colours, better detail in the building, on the whole just nicer. I did some work in Photoshop too, to reduce the HDR cliched look and make it a touch more natural.
In other news, I’ve just launched a set of 10 limited edition prints with a great company in Liverpool called Dot-Art. ��50 for an A3 print, signed and numbered. Limited to 200. Yeah yeah I know, commercialism and all that but I’m a starving artist and its Christmas. :D
Camera: Canon 30D // Flash Used: No // Focal Length: 15.0mm // Exposure Time: 1/320 // Aperture: f/5.6 //
ISO equiv: 160 // Exposure Bias: -0.67 // Lens: Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6