Rin & Rider
Hiyo, time for another photo shoot! Today we’re going to see lovely Rider and cheery Rin.
These photos ahead were taken at the Westin Hotel Melbourne. Some of you may remember the delicious Lucy photo shoot which was also taken there. I was at Westin Hotel again to see off a friend of mine going back overseas to his home country.
Now, before I get an email saying that they find the photos offensive, Westin Hotel is a gorgeous place, the staff were always polite, and the food there at the cafe was very tasty, so much so that I felt guilty even digging into it since it looked very pristine. I hope that’s enough sucking up to them >.> (but I really did enjoy it!)
Before I go on, I’m going to step back a little on the text, so less boring rambles of lil me.
Ok, so the photos here are…”stylised” for the lack of better wording. The original photos were plagued with heavy noise and blurriness from the low light conditions and the dying snapshot camera. So like the Lucy photo shoot, these pictures are quite heavy on the post processing, prolly more than acceptable =/
Hopefully these photos are ok ^^; Oh, I also forgot to mention that these figures belong to another friend of mine, credits to him for photo shoot subjects :3 I’m normally not a Rider fan but this figure is simply amazing.
Details – Photo shoot
Nikon Coolpix P2
29th December 2008
Westin Hotel Melbourne
Details – Figure
Rider ~Modest Fantasy Maid Version~
Rin Tohsaka ~Precious Fantasy Maid Version~
Good Smile Company
Rider: Masami Ushiro
Rin Tohsaka: Yaichi (Wisdom Heat)
Rider: April 2008
Rin Tohsaka: July 2008
Rider: 5,800 yen
Rin Tohsaka: 4,800 yen
Hopes the photo shoot is ok, I know it is a little different from normal ^^;;
I’ll try to get the Miku and Ink-tan photo shoot done sometime… maybe when I’m not so down =/
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The hazy look for the background is actually good especially with a strong light source coming from the windows. Kind of gives that dreamy feeling.
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yup agreed, the dreamy feeling is great. would be nicer if you had Victorian tea cups and pots
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I actually quite like the ‘heavy post processing’, gives it an older feel which fits in the maids and the cafe ;3
The photos actually look like fairly detailed digital works, like collector edition postcards or something along those lines. It’s nice to see a little experimentation or deviation from the normal point and shoot most people do since camera’s are so cheap nowadays.
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Yeah, I really like what you did with the post processing. Not only does the cafe fit with the theme, but it has that old-world feel, with the sepia-like hues and somewhat hazy lighting.
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Get off your arse and do that photoshoot. :P
I’m getting off mine to go to Sendai and lining up at Volks in the middle of winter….
@Adun, the dreamy feeling is sorta what I’m aiming for so I guess that turned out fairly well ^^;
@pp, agreed, unfortunately they didn’t =/ but they did have some nice plates and cups :3
@Koshiko, Oh! Thanks :3 I’ve always loved experiemtning with post-processing but I didn’t want to overdo it sometimes. This is one of those times where I had to do it to mask out the horrible sources images >.>
@Zeroblade, I’m glad you guys actually like this experimentation, my friends have mixed feelings, some liking it, some absolutely hating it =/
@Hectic3, and driving through snow…@_@
hey, could you send me the cakes from Westin Hotel :)
I always wonder how you get the photos like that…
I wonder what settings you use on your camera…
Your photos are gorgeous…do like the stylized photos!!!!!
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I agree with everyone else, the “post-processing” filter (I guess that’s sorta what it is) that you used on it was a very nice touch and quite fitting.
I’ve been looking at getting that Rin figure for a while but I still haven’t… Rin’s my favorite FSN character by far.
See what I told ya, peeps nowadays don’t mind processed stuff since they’re too used to it. But really, I’ve also starting to find that **** raws = tons of cooking time in photoshop.
A safe method is to at least leave a wide histogram without over exposures so you can at least have a wider range to play with when you’re processing it with curves.
Ahh… I love this. But I just have one niggling thing to bring up. I think ordering a cafÃ© latte betrayed the sepia tones. It’s true that most espresso coffee has been around Melbourne from the 1950s but the connotation it has in America and popular culture is trendy, mid-90s Seattle type places. Maybe a flat white would look more modest for this style.
Personally, I would love to see a rather urbane and distinctly Melburnian shoot at Degraves St. or something one day.