The necessary defeats

rey spadoni

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou


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3 Responses to The necessary defeats

  1. Rodney says:

    Love this photo Rey. It has a miniature, mystical feel to it. The lighting is magical. How did you get the top and bottom to blur? And did you use a “miniature” feature?

  2. Rey says:

    Thanks, Rodney. Appreciate your feedback as I wasn’t so sure about it. Most typically, I shoot raw and then when I want to get this sort of tilt-shift/miniature effect, I use a Lightroom plug-in — there are several which do this. For this specific image, I used the miniature filter mode in the X100s and then did some cropping to accentuate the effect.


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