Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Beachmere, Moreton Bay Region, Qld
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Mr Alan Warren invited me along to a gathering of photographers at Beachmere (waaay, waaay away). The shoot started at 3pm but I couldn't break away from home until 8pm and I arrived there at 10pm. Alan came to meet me - I thought it was just at the beach, but it turned out to be a 10 minute walk over beach, mangroves and a wade across a creek!

Once there, most of the other photographers were packing up to head home. Alan and Mick stuck around and we took a few more shots. Taken using my mostly-broken remote-shutter, on for 70 seconds.

Extra cuteness points: Evelyn saw this thumbnail in Lightroom and started shouting, "Moon! Moon!" Now whenever she sees the laptop, she wants to see pictures of the moon.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Exposure: 70" @ f/8, ISO 200

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Exposure +1.3 stops, contrast +60, shadows -100, highlights +100, blacks -100
  2. Presence: clarity +100, saturation -40
  3. Curves: lights -50, darks +15
  4. Noise reduction: luminance +50
  5. ACR lens correction for EF-S 18-55

The wash-up:

I would have gotten there earlier. I'm not saying I could get as beatiful shots as the other guys, but their shots were indeed very beautiful at the sunset.

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