Posted on Jan.04, 2011, under Travel

(Nikon D700, 15mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/15 sec @ f/2.8)

This is another picture I took while on my Caribbean cruise. This is a shot taken in ‘Casino Royale’, the casino on board the Freedom of the Seas. I’m not much of a gambler, although I did play a little video poker while waiting for dinner time and actually ended up ahead by a few dollars. This shot was taken with my new Sigma 15mm fisheye and it shows one of the banks of video poker games in the casino. I thought fisheye might make for an interesting shot.

When it came time to process the shot I noticed that it wasn’t as sharp as I would have liked. I used a narrow aperture which was part of the issue, the other was the shutter speed was 1/15th of a second. However, I didn’t really like the ‘editorial’ version of the shot anyway and I wanted to create something a little bolder and more in keeping with a casino atmosphere. In Photoshop I used a combination of tools, mostly from my PhotoTools collection, combined with Topaz Simplify to create a more colorful image.

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