Location:At home, Ipswich
The Setup:A mushroom popped up in the grass, as they do, and I rolled around in the mosquitoes to get this shot.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/71/10, ISO 1600
- Curves: lights +65, darks +55, shadows -20
- Presence: Recovery +75, fill light +15, blacks +30, clarity +100, saturation -25. (For the saturation, after all of the other edits, the green of the background grass was quite overpowering)
- Noise reduction: Luminance +100. Setting it this high normally kills a lot of detail and leaves things overly smooth, but I think it suits this subject well.
- ACR lens profile for Canon EF-S 18-55, with distortion correction set to 0 (effectively -100). I couldn't get the top to be straight without making the bottom wonky, so I decided that I wanted the middle to bulge out instead.
- Adjustment filter: lightly applied to the top of the mushroom with clarity +100. I wanted to bring back some gradient detail there but it didn't work. Left the adjustment there anyway.
The wash-up:No other photos taken today. I did try this with the IR filter but no dice.
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!