A few weeks ago as I tooled around with my new OMD-10 Mark II I spied a geisha girl doll on a window sill. I knew it would be a fun image. So I snagged the shot.
Now I took a shot. The doll appears to the camera to be darker than the background in this high contrast shot. My eyes could compensate, but a camera cannot. I did not know my new camera well enough to do a could curve tricks I just leaned...but it was a nice high key shot. The extreme highlights blowing out the doll, and making a quick high key vignette. Nice.
Problem is there was a distracting car in the photo. So a quick trip into Snapseed on my tablet, while my Sushi worked its way out...removed the car. I elected not to do much more there. I liked the even tone. Thought it looked nice.
When I got home however I wanted a little bit more high key. I really wanted to make the area glow, and the doll to be THE subject. So I went into my primary editing program, Capture One 10, and toggled up a few high key presets until I found one I liked. The high key really made the doll seem like it was glowing. I added also a little extra contrast, and the colors became slightly surreal and "contrasty." The end result was a little different than what I envisioned at first, but through trial and error...what my mind was setting up waiting on dinner.