photo: Lightroom v Aperture

processed in Adobe Lightroom
Tiny Ben.

processed in Aperture

Test shot of Ben using a borrowed Sony DSC-F828 in Night Shot mode, so in theory an infrared image, although he’s mostly lit by an off-screen iMac. I doubt the iMac emits much IR, but I think the camera has its own IR source – maybe I’m doing it an injustice.

I like the image regardless, I like the unusual tone and colours.

The top image is processed with Adobe Lightroom, the bottom with Apple’s Aperture. Apart from the obvious vignette in the Lightroom version, I still prefer the subtleties it can produce. I can’t seem to recreate the skin tone in Aperture, but to be fair, I should try a different test using Aperture first.