Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Sunday, April 14, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is for get-pushed-38 challenge from @boltonboy: Take a photo of food in some creative way.

This is a koala eating a meat pie. I tried to use hyperfocal focusing (small aperture, focus approx in the middle of the two objects, hoping both will be in focus), but it started to rain so I didn't get to fine-tune it. I also could have used the iPhone for its greater depth of field, but there is no control over the aperture on that thing.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/40" @ f/18, ISO 800 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop right down
  2. Contrast +40, highlights -40, shadows +85, black clipping -75
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +50, detail +100

The wash-up:

The focus is not sharp on this, probably due to manual focus and using a very small aperture (diffraction would have set in)

What would you do?

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