Image taken Friday, November 29, 2013. Posted Friday, December 13, 2013
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A bike from rider's point of view, in a bike lane.

Location:

Wacol, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Second big bike ride - work to almost home, 35km (Brisbane City -> Ebbw Vale). This photo was at Wacol. Teeny weenie bike lane with no separation from traffic. Luckily it's a quiet side road, and lucky there is a bike lane at all.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Fuji FinePix XP60
Lens: Fuji FinePix XP60 fixed lens 5-25mm (28-140mm equiv) f/3.9-4.9 @ 5mm
Exposure: 1/50" @ f/3.9, ISO 100 (0/100)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Clarity +55
  3. Noise reduction, luminance +30, detail +100
  4. Yellow gray level -10 (to darken the yellow label)
  5. Cloned out shadow (I think it was the camera strap) in bottom right of frame.

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Image taken Saturday, October 12, 2013. Posted Saturday, December 7, 2013
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Two kids and two dogs in parents' arms.

Location:

Goodna, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

BBQ at Shawn & Rachael's, fireworks started going off somewhere near. Everyone held their kids in the air to watch them.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/2.0, ISO 6400

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Low contrast curve
  3. Black clipping +15, shadows +100 (to lighten the dark areas and cut off the histogram)
Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac)
  1. Assemble on canvas (two layers)
  2. Black background

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Image taken Thursday, September 12, 2013. Posted Saturday, November 30, 2013
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View of Edward St in Brisbane

Location:

Brisbane, Edward Street
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

View down the hill at Edward St, Brisbane. Waited for all the lights to all synchronise (I was on a pedestrian crossing as well).

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM @ 120mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/5, ISO 160 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Clarity +50
  3. Curves: Lights +35, darks -25
  4. B&W mix: Red -30, orange -40, yellow -45, green -45, blue +15, purple +15, magenta +20.

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Image taken Thursday, September 12, 2013. Posted Friday, November 15, 2013
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A group of people relaxing on a grassed area, in the sun

Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

A group of people relaxing in Post Office Square, Brisbane. The council have put out deck chairs for the general public - first in, best rested.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM @ 130mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/7.1, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Convert to B&W (with auto channel mixing)
  2. Presence: Highlights -50, shadows +60, black clipping -20, clarity +25
  3. Curves: Lights +60, darks +15
  4. Auto upright perspective correction

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Image taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Posted Monday, October 28, 2013
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Location:

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Not sure if it's meant to look like this. Processing is nothing special but I feel it deserves it.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 24mm
Exposure: 1/3200" @ f/4, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Preset B&W Look 5
  2. Shadows +45, clarity +80,
  3. Curves: highlights +60, shadows -100
  4. Noise reduction: luminance +45, detail +100
  5. Spot adjustment to even out top right sky (exposure +4 stops)
  6. Graduated filter from top edge of roof to top right sky, to bring out some detail in the sky: Exposure -0.25 stops, contrast +100, highlights -100, shadows -100, clarity +100

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Image taken Saturday, December 29, 2012. Posted Monday, October 21, 2013
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Two kiwi fruit slices, scanned in high resolution, high contrast, black and white.

Location:

At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I sliced up a kiwi fruit and placed some pieces of it on the scanner.

The camera & lens:

Camera: HP Photosmart C4180
Lens: N/A
(1200dpi)

Post processing:

Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) -

  1. Moved the two slices closer to eachother (easy to do due to no background) (didn't worry about being careful with how much area to select for the move, since the plan was to completely white-out the background)
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Presence: Shadows +10, white clipping +50, clarity +25
  2. Curves: Highlights +100, lights +60, darks +15, shadows +10
  3. Auto B&W mix conversion

The wash-up:

I am terrible at cutting kiwis, although this one was a bit over ripe, making it hard to cut it nicely.

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Image taken Saturday, January 5, 2013. Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Close-up picture of printing press internals

Location:

West Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is the old newspaper printing press at West Ipswich, up close. The focus is a bit off but I like the subject. I had initially converted to B&W but upon revisiting, I have decided to go with the pastel rust colours.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/80" @ f/4, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lighroom 4 -

  1. Crop & rotate
  2. Clarity +50

The wash-up:

Focus is not right, but it was f/1.4.

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Image taken Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Posted Monday, October 14, 2013
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A big pink bunny statue at a beach

Location:

Southbank, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

These statues were everywhere around Brisbane during the Brisbane Festival. I thought this guy looked awesome over the South Bank beach.

A problem with these was what to do with them after the festival was over.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/530" @ f/2.8, ISO 80

Post processing:

Instagram 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. Rise filter
  3. Nothing else

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Image taken Friday, July 5, 2013. Posted Thursday, October 10, 2013
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Location:

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

On an evening walk in the Valley. Brunswick St, near the train station, this store seems to have shut down. There is nothing clean or shiny in this corner of town.

* Note: Must have been just a stocktake.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/500" @ f/2, ISO 3200 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective (such a subtle edit that comes out so well)
  2. Presence: Shadows +20, white clipping +100, black clipping +5
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +65, detail +100

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Image taken Friday, July 5, 2013. Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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Location:

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

On an evening walk in the Valley. This is a shop/house on McLachlan St in the Valley. Nice neons. This picture gave me a chance to use the new upright perspective correction in Lightroom 5.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/40" @ f/2, ISO 1250 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective (love it)
  2. Crop
  3. Sharpening +5, masking +100 (focus was not great, this has helped a bit)

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Image taken Friday, July 5, 2013. Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Yellow pipes coming out of an apartment building.

Location:

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

On an evening walk in the Valley. Some apartments in this building caught fire a few weeks ago and were gutted. Extensive works under-way to patch things up. To me, this photo looks like worms have broken out of the ground to eat the building and/or occupants.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/40" @ f/1.8, ISO 5000 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. White balance - 300 lower than Tungsten (2.5k)
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +30, detail +100

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Image taken Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Posted Monday, September 30, 2013
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A person running on a beach against the early morning sun.

Location:

Miami Beach, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

While on my running odyssey, I rested for a few minutes at the half-way point at Miami Beach. Shot into the sun and iPhone auto-exposed for the whole scene. This is cropped from the overexposed middle of the photo.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/1800" @ f/2.8, ISO 80

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Highlights -30, white clipping -15, black clipping -85, clarity +3

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Image taken Wednesday, August 14, 2013. Posted Friday, September 27, 2013
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Construction works at the beach

Location:

Miami Beach, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

First 14km run (on Gold Coast - nice and flat), from Surfers Paradise to Miami and back. Miami beachfront is being ripped up, presumably in response to the erosion earlier in the year.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/158" @ f/2.8, ISO 80

Post processing:

SOOC, but I took a lot of different angles.

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Image taken Monday, February 18, 2013. Posted Monday, September 23, 2013
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A seal's head emerging from water

Location:

Seaworld, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At Seaworld and this is the new seal exhibit. These guys did a lot of diving under water and breaking through the surface.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/5.6, ISO 800 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Preset: Eric Kim's Dramatic B&W
  2. Crop
  3. Shadows -100, white clipping -35, black clipping -100, clarity +15
  4. Curves: Lights +30, darks -15
  5. Noise reduction: luminance +40

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Image taken Thursday, September 12, 2013. Posted Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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Side of a building aligned to look approximately like the front of a rangefinder camera

Location:

Adelaide St, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I reckon this looks like a rangefinder camera. I was out shooting with my oft-neglected 75-300 when I walked under Brisbane Square and looked up. This is the side cladding of the building on the Adelaide Street side.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM @ 75mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/7.1, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective
  2. B&W conversion: blue level +70
  3. Highlights -15, shadows +35, white clipping -60, black clipping +30, clarity +100

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Image taken Saturday, August 31, 2013. Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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Glitchy image of child swinging

Location:

Queens Park, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:


This is a glitchy image created using iPhone 4's HDR function. It takes two exposures in quick succession, so the trick is to get some movement in between those two exposures. This was try #25 - luckily Evelyn loves being on the swing for a long time. Image is SOOC after its internal processing. 2nd pic shows a bit more of the scene.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/529" @ f/2.8, ISO 80 (Camera App's built-in HDR function)

Post processing:

In-app HDR processing by iOS 6 Camera app.

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Image taken Monday, August 12, 2013. Posted Monday, September 2, 2013
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A seagull shadow

Location:

Seaworld, The Spit, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

It's normally a dangerous thing to get under a seagull, but in the bright light they projected good colours through the canvas roof.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/3200" @ f/2.2, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective correction
  2. Manual vertical perspective +8
  3. Presence: Highlights -20, shadows -100, white clipping +45, black clipping -100
  4. Clarity +35, vibrance +65
  5. Luminance: red +95, orange +75

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Image taken Sunday, September 1, 2013. Posted Monday, September 2, 2013
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Location:

near Swanbank, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

We went for a steam train ride with Evelyn's best friend Jarrod, and his family. This train goes from Bundamba to Swanbank and back. We had a picnic at Swanbank.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/640" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (Av, auto ISO)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective correction
  2. Shadows +95, clarity +25
  3. Luminance: Blue -45 (to unwash the sky) (I haven't been using a polariser lately and my skies are suffering)
  4. Spots removal

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Image taken Friday, July 27, 2012. Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is taken looking over a vacant lot in Brisbane. I can't imagine what it would be like to own a (presumably) nice apartment in the city, and have it be next to this eyesore. Being vacant means the view is uninterrupted, but then you know that at some time in the future it is going to be built up.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/320" @ f/11, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Preset: B&W Look 3, which sets highlights -50, shadows -30, black clipping -20 and clarity +30. It use a colour mix that uses less of the reds and yellows and more of the blues and purples.
  2. Crop (a lot) and straighten
  3. Lens Correction profile for Canon EF-S 15-85mm
  4. Lens Correction - manual: disortion +25, vertical -45 (this straightened it, but did not make it straight)

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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.

Location:

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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Image taken Friday, December 23, 2011. Posted Thursday, August 15, 2013
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A couch and chairs in a train station

Location:

Brisbane Central Station
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is a lounge attached to a pub and bottle shop at Central station. I love how sedate and civilised this feels.

This is a 2011 project365 reject shot (I had another shot lined up for the day). I put this in the ideas factory to try to re-shoot later, but never quite re-captured it to my satisfaction.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/80" @ f/2, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. 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.

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Image taken Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Posted Friday, August 9, 2013
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A hail-damaged / pockmarked sign

Location:

Bundamba, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

A pockmarked sign on a local business building. Building was abandoned after the 2011 floods.

This is a 2011 project365 reject shot (I had another shot lined up for the day). I put this in the ideas factory to try to re-shoot later, but never quite re-captured it satisfactorily.

The building has since been sold, bought by another company that refurbed it. The whole area is now subject to planning approval to be bulldozed for a Bunnings warehouse.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/2.5, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Straight out of camera

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Posted Tuesday, August 6, 2013
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Location:

Booval, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Happy Birthday Evelyn! Childcare day, and Lui made her a big lot of cupcakes to share with her friends.

First attempt at a (on purpose) low contrast snap-shot type look.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/4000" @ f/2.0, ISO 100

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 (left pic) (slightly overexposed) -

  1. Highlights -55, shadows +25
  2. Auto-upright perspective correction (to straighten the house in the background)
Lightroom 5 (right pic) ("correctly" exposed) -
  1. Exposure +0.5 stops, highlights -40, shadows +60, whites -20.
  2. Curves: highlights -20
  3. Hue: Yellow +45 (toward green - to green up the grass), orange -10 (toward red)
  4. Lens Correction: Purple defringe +7
  5. Noise reduction: Luminance +30, colour +100
Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac)
  1. Assemble images next to eachother
Lightroom 5
  1. Highlights -55, shadows +25 (again - was set to defaults and I liked how it turned out)

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Image taken Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Posted Monday, August 5, 2013
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A cutaway view of an internal building escalator.

Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is a building site in the city, where inside has temporarily become outside.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/160" @ f/5.6, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Preset: Eric Kim Lomo Pop
  2. Purple defringe +8
  3. Auto upright perspective correction (just got LR5, gotta try it out!)

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Image taken Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Posted Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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A pre-dawn view over a river with a ferry in the middle ground, pastel-coloured clouds overhead and reflections of those clouds on the water.

Location:

Toowong, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

One of the perks of getting up early to go for a run.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/2.8, ISO 250

Post processing:

Instagram 3 -

  1. Can't remember what filter I used (I was running and Instagramming at the same time)

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Image taken Saturday, March 27, 2010. Posted Friday, July 26, 2013
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Panoramic view of a volcano crater

Location:

Haleakalā, Maui, Hawaii
General location: Hawaii, USA

The Setup:

Three-shot panorama of the crater from 10,000 feet up. This volcano is considered still active, but it hasn’t erupted for over 100 years. When it does, however, eruptions aren’t explosive and the lava flows slowly, so people have the opportunity to walk out of the way. The car started to struggle at 9k feet.

I did not have the tools/ability to stitch these together in 2010 but have revisited in 2013 using Hugin. These stitched together automatically with no adjustments required.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/6.3, ISO 100

Post processing:

Hugin -

  1. Load images, auto assemble. No adjustments required
Lightroom 5 -
  1. Presence: Highlights -30, shadows +20, whites -30, blacks -50, clarity +20
  2. Luminance: aqua -5, blue -80 (to bring some colour back to the sky)
  3. Saturation: aqua -100, blues -55 (to bring that colour back from pastel!)

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Image taken Thursday, June 27, 2013. Posted Thursday, July 25, 2013
License: No Re-Use (What does this mean?)

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A boy obscured by lens flare.

Location:

Booval, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Lachlan was breathing out mist, which didn't show up on the camera. The camera flare is typical of the iPhone with direct light pointed at it.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/2.8, ISO 800

Post processing:

Instagram 4 -

  1. Lo-fi filter
  2. Selective focus (circle around Lachlan's head)
  3. No border

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Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Seascape with fog-blurred lights in the background and clear foreground features.  Includes lightspill due to long exposure.

Location:

Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. As fog started to set in over the water and we started to wrap things up, this is the last photo I took for the evening. The lights from The Port of Brisbane were dulled by the fog, whereas features closer in were clear.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 263" @ f/11, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Graduated filter: from below the lights down to bottom of frame: Exposure +0.5 stops, contrast +50, clarity +60
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +50, detail +100; colour +100, detail +100
  4. Sharpening: amount +20, radius 1.7, detail +40, masking +50

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Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
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A long exposure of a jetty with a man's face moving towards the camera, lit by purple light.

Location:

Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. During this long exposure, I walked toward the camera with a flashlight and umbrella (it was raining). I moved in a step, pause, step, pause fashion to ensure I my face made it into the shot.

Exposure was controlled via intervalometer, with a 30 second delay (for me to get far enough away) then a 30 second exposure. I also used the 2-second delay on-camera, which flashes a light out the front just as it's about to take the shot - this way I knew (in the dark, noisy jetty) when to start making my movements.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 30" @ f/11, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Contrast +30, highlights -65, blacks -40, clarity +45, vibrance +15

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Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
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A nighttime long exposure seascape with rocks, city lights in the distance, and cloud trails.

Location:

Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. It was rainy but there were some clear moments. Lights from The Port of Brisbane to the right.

Exposure was controlled by intervalometer: 3 second delay, then 90 second exposure. Guessed/calculated the exposure based on the test shot (at ISO 25k)

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 24mm
Exposure: 91" @ f/7.1, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Shadows +85, blacks -25, clarity +40
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +25
  4. Graduated filter: Mid to left, exposure +0.5 stops, highlights +15, shadows +32 (to lighten the rocks slightly)

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