The Setup:I set the camera up on the tripod and balanced it on the back seat. To keep the shutter tripping, I had the cable release in and stuck down (it has two settings). I then took Evelyn for a drive via the car wash. The idea was at least I'd get something usable from the trip. I've done this before, before Evelyn came along, where I had it pointed mainly at myself and the speedo, and used a normal lens rather than the wide-angle filter. I liked those results, so thought I'd bring the idea out again. I did a practice run of this exact setup a week ago, to make sure I would be able to get everything in.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 21/1mm
Exposure: 25/1" @ f/8/1, ISO 400
Lightroom - I wasn't going for any kind of realism in colours, and this was probably the most orange of the lot. I did set the clarity up to +100 to add edges and deepen the shadows. I also used the lens profile correction in Lightroom 3 to un-distort the picture somewhat.
The wash-up:I should have weighed the tripod down so it didn't rock so much, but I was in a hurry (you don't get much time to prepare when a baby is involved). I tried to shut the door on one of the tripod legs, but somewhat predictably that did not work.
What do you think?All constructive criticism is welcome! Please let me know what you think, and what you don't like about the picture. Everything is on the table, including the setup, equipment used, and the post processing. Nothing is off-limits and I'm always eager to learn!