The Setup:This is a sign that caught my eye while driving through Ipswich. I'm normally in a great hurry to get to whereever I'm going so there's no time to stop through here.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/71/10, ISO 400
- Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50 and increases the colour mixes in all channels, but mainly green and aqua.
- Presence: fill light +15, black clipping +35, clarity +100
- Added two adjustment layers for the sign text itself, as the lighting was inconsistent. Top layer over the "Fire Brigade" text was exposure +0.4 stops. Bottom layer over the "Turning Out" text was exposure -0.9 stops and clarity +100.
- Added a graduated filter - from top to bottom of image,
- A slight crop
The wash-up:I had hoped to either isolate the subject completely or get in more of the surroundings, but it wasn't critical.
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!