Things aren't always as they appear...

Sometimes photographs take on a strange journey before becoming a stock photography.

Take this background abstract image of black, blue and white. Would you believe this started out as my son's Halloween costume?

This year he wanted to be sort of a Tron like futuristic lighted up robot type thingy (his favorite word these days). So we covered him with EL wire and I snapped a shot with my new Lumix DMC-LX5, 10 megapixel point and shoot.

I was presently surprised by the result to I flipped the image on its side and worked on the noise and contrast in Lightroom 3 to get this result.

Similarly this background image which has become one of my most popular, started out as black and white fog from the local Montshire Science Museum. Playing with the white balance, I was pleasantly surprised to find this attractive blue tone which makes the image work so much better than the original.

Photo credits: Peanutroaster.

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Peanutroaster

Wordplanet - it does when he jumps around. ;-) First time wearing it was for the costume dance, Monday I'll have another chance to capture him in another version of it.

Wordplanet

Cool photos! I bet your son wishes his costume really looked like that! :)

Peanutroaster

I just put up a little review of the LX5.

Giannit

Great images!!! i'd like to take photos as great :) ...

Nero67

Beautiful images!!!

Peanutroaster

Ewapix - I plan to write up a little review of the LX5 once I get a few pics from it on DT.

Ewapix

The LX5 cost just under $400. The FS25 is just over $100. The LX5 is geared to the pro - has a nice fast Leica lens. Ill report on it more in the future but I think the quality of the lens counts more than megapixels. One thing to watch out for is noise. If you let the camera pick the ISO you can end up with noisy images. It seems optimize for 200 ISO. I shoot in the highest quality RAW setting.

Thank you, Edward. I am so grateful for your advice and if you will have some more info - or blog - on that subject I will be looking forward to hearing from you! Ewapix

Peanutroaster

I should note the second image was taken with a 4/3 camera - Lumix DMC-G2

Peanutroaster

The LX5 cost just under $400. The FS25 is just over $100. The LX5 is geared to the pro - has a nice fast Leica lens. I'll report on it more in the future but I think the quality of the lens counts more than megapixels. One thing to watch out for is noise. If you let the camera pick the ISO you can end up with noisy images. It seems optimize for 200 ISO. I shoot in the highest quality RAW setting.

Laurasinelle

Great images!

Ewapix

Wow! What a great idea for backgrounds! I never had anything accepted yet from my Lumix, but I have DMC-FS25. Is it much different? It is 12MP, perhaps that makes the sensor too small - is it how it works? she asked in a slightly puzzled way :-) the images are of poor quality when taking landscapes but much better from close, so perhaps I should give it a try again. Thanks, Ewapix

Egomezta

Those images are amazing. Good luck.

Mariaam

Great photos!

Peanutroaster

I just added the Lumix LX5 to my equipment stash. Its going to be the camera that never leaves my side. ;-)

ruigsantos

Great portfolio.

FabioConcetta

Beautiful images,I also own the Lumix LX5, I think is the best compact camera currently on the market!

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