Image taken Saturday, August 3, 2013. Posted Friday, August 23, 2013
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Four picture collage of kids eating ice cream and jumping on a trampoline.


Redbank Plains, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Al and Karryn hosted a BBQ and all the kids came along. Much relaxing fun was had by all. Their house is very child-safe, which meant I could relax as well.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
(Various exposures)

Post processing:

1st image - Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Presence: Highlights -35 (not sure if this neutralises the curve below or not)
  3. Curves: highlights +35, lights -25, darks -30
2nd image - Lightroom 5 -
  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Exposure +0.3 stops
  3. Presence: Highlights +10, shadows +40,
  4. Graduated filter from middle to right: Exposure -2 stops, highlights -35, shadows +90 (to even out exposure, due to sunlighting on right side of face)
3rd image - Lightroom 5 -
  1. Presence: Highlights +50, shadows +50, whites -90, blacks -75, clarity +65
  2. Graduated filter: trampoline to top: Highlights -100 (to reduce contrast on the trampoline)
  3. Graduated filter: middle to bottom: Highlights +100 (to eliminate effect of above on the sun and sky)
4th image - Lightroom 5 -
  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Highlights +30, shadows +55, whites +50, blacks -60
Assemble - Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) -
  1. Paste on canvas with black background
  2. Resize so they all match
Final touches - Lightroom 5 -
  1. Split toning - Highlights hue 40, saturation 7
  2. Split toning - Shadows hue 245, saturation 8
First time mucking around with split toning.

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5 Responses to “A Very Al BBQ”

  1. Al Warren

    Hey I caught the train from Ippy proper this morning, just leaving Booval now. Are you about to get on the express at Ebbw Vale? I'm in second quiet carriage if you are, and its a WiFi train too 🙂


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