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Image captured tripod-mounted 2/12/11, 1:08pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF50mm f/2.5 USM • 50mm, f/5.0, 1/20 sec, ISO 200 • adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom 2

Image captured tripod-mounted 2/12/11, 1:08pm • Canon 5D, Canon EF50mm f/2.5 USM • 50mm, f/5.0, 1/20 sec, ISO 200 • adjustments made in Adobe Lightroom 2

For this week's entry, I actually pulled a photo I had taken a couple weeks ago. But, after experimenting with black and white processing on the last post, I thought I'd take another stab at this image of my husband's eye to give it some serious pop.

I love the focus on his eyelashes, giving emotion to his gaze. Yes, his eyes really are icy blue like that... I left his iris in color for added drama. The decision to use a tighter crop on this image was to create some tension and interest.

The idea behind this shot was simply to practice with my macro lens, which I hadn't used in a super long time. I had my husband lay on the couch, facing the natural light of our patio door. I used a round, white disc to bounce some light back into his face from a lower angle and perched my tripod quite close to his face on the opposite side.