Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
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Portrait of a bearded man looking at his phone.

Location:

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

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. This guy was fishing at the jetty (at least I think so). He wanted me to snap a photo with his phone, so I grabbed this shot while he was getting his phone ready.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/13" @ f/1.4, ISO 1600 (0/3)

Post processing:

SOOC

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Image taken Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Posted Friday, July 19, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

Evelyn loves the big bright sign. LPG prices may never be this low again. Instagram filter has had minor effect/almost can't tell the difference. Low-cost camera sensors are generally oversensitive to red.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
@ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/2.8, ISO 250

Post processing:

Instagram 4 -

  1. Hudson filter
  2. Contrast boost
  3. Border

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Image taken Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Posted Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City, George Street
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I've been keeping an eye out for the perfect 'someone just got a ticket' shot. This is not it, but closest I've gotten so far.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 73mm
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/5.6, ISO 160 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Eric Kim B&W Solid preset (brings up the mid-tones)
  2. White clipping +30

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Image taken Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is a guy running a dry cleaning service.

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 160 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Preset: Erin Kim B&W (uses LR 2010 process)

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Image taken Thursday, July 4, 2013. Posted Monday, July 15, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This was a dude and his dog riding on a bike around town. Shot from the hip during shoot from the hip practice.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/1000" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Eric Kim's B&W Dramatic preset (uses LR 2010 process)
  2. Brush stroke to lighten the dog's head (otherwise it was quite dark and was lost amongst the background behind it)

The wash-up:

I was practising shooting from the hip at 15mm. Not quite in focus but wide angle meant the depth of field was pretty deep. Background very cluttered.

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Image taken Saturday, May 18, 2013. Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Location:

Ipswich Showgrounds
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

These guys were doing some bike stunts on a truck. No polariser with me today so the sky suffered.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 67mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/5.6, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. Clarity +25, saturation +20
  3. Blue luminance -50 (to darken the washed out sky)
  4. Red luminance +20 (to lighten/desaturate the red banners on the right)
  5. Spot removal to take out a bird

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Image taken Sunday, May 1, 2011. Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Our cat statue doing what cat statues do best. Napping under a freshly trimmed lemongrass tree.

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 the lemongrass never looked quite this good again.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/50" @ f/4, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop

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Image taken Friday, March 25, 2011. Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

An old gasworks in Newstead. This will eventually be torn down for apartments. Fisheye used to get this all in frame as I was shooting through a fence.

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 returned to this spot.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 4" @ f/9, ISO 1600 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  1. Crop

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Image taken Friday, February 22, 2013. Posted Monday, July 1, 2013
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Location:

Burleigh Water National Park, Burleigh Heads
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:


This is the only evidence I have of my first 10km run - this was taken 5km from starting point. I then took a wrong turn and ended up running two km further than intended.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
@ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/287" @ f/2.8, ISO 80

Post processing:

Instagram 3 -

  1. Brannan filter, for nice dark greens.

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Image taken Friday, June 28, 2013. Posted Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This vacant lot (previously photography by Al and I separately) is finally seeing some action. Very standard 5 shot horizontal panorama stitched in Hugin.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4

Post processing:

Hugin -

  1. Load images, auto stitch.
  2. Projection: Fisheye
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Overall saturation -25
  2. Individual saturation - Green +65, blue +35
  3. Graduated filter: mid to left, exposure +1.5 stops

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Image taken Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Posted Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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Location:

Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At Currumbin Sanctuary, it was a rainy day so the koalas were a little bit more active than normal.

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 500 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. Black clipping -35

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Image taken Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Posted Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Location:

Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At Currumbin Sanctuary for the day. It was fairly early on and pretty ordinary weather so I think this peacock thought the day would be quite easy.

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 125 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Clarity +20
  2. Crop

The wash-up:

I'm happy with the bokeh!

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Image taken Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Posted Friday, June 7, 2013
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Location:

Currumbin Sanctuary, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Afternoon lorikeet feeding session. They get all over you.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 16mm
Exposure: 1/1600" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (Av, auto ISO)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Exposure +2 stops (auto exposure went for the sky rather than me - to be expected)
  2. Crop
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +30, colour +100 (raising the exposure by this much brought out a lot of colour noise)

The wash-up:

I was using the flip out rear screen to compose a lot of shots, but this one happened too quickly to use that.

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Image taken Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Posted Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

Before heading out for the day, Evelyn and I made some damper. We ate most of it fresh out of the oven, then pocketed the rest to have for lunch.

I set the the camera up on the bench, prefocused, then set it to grab 5 exposures in a row.

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/3.5, ISO 200 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Exposure +0.4 stops
  2. Crop

The wash-up:

In hindsight I probably would have gone for a smaller aperture so both hands and faces were in focus.

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Image taken Saturday, January 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, June 1, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

Lui has been renovating the verandah, and everyone from the neighbourhood is interested.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 28mm
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/4.5, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop

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Image taken Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Location:

QUT Gardens Point
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

QUT are destroying a building. I ran past one day and took a photo with my phone. Came back two days later on the bike with a backpack full of cameras and lenses.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
ISO 400 (1) 15-85 @ 15mm, 2) 75-300 @ 100mm)

Post processing:

I made the unusual (for me) decision to past the images together before doing any post processing. This lead to some interesting movements required later on. Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac)

  1. Pasted both photos onto a canvas, set background to black.
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Graduated filter from mid to right: clarity +100 (to add clarity to the right image only)
  2. Graduated filter from left middle to left: bottom: exposure +0.7 stops, highlights +25, shadows +20, clarity +25 (to lighten the bottom left hand of the left image)

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Image taken Friday, January 25, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is the McWhirters building at Fortitude Valley. Look up and see! This was an experiment in perspective correction.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/800" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25
  2. Highlights -100, shadows +80, white clipping -100, black clipping -100
  3. Curves: Lights +40
  4. Lens correction (Manual): Vertical -40

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Image taken Friday, May 3, 2013. Posted Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

The front area to 300 Ann St is being upgraded, and part of it is this pretty spiffy dome feature. The rest is still in progress.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
@ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/2.8, ISO 500

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Exposure +0.2 stops, black clipping -20, clarity +40
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +20

The wash-up:

I took another shot that was more straight on, but it cut off some of the detail. I liked this version, while crooked, shows more features.

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Image taken Friday, May 17, 2013. Posted Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:


This is for the get-pushed-43 challenge from @nicoleterheide: "for this challenge I want you to keep it closer to home. Find something in your house that you use a lot and make an interesting photo of that. For inspiration take a look at the mundane challenges." I spent a few days thinking about it and came up with this.

This is my toothbrush, much used and in my house. It is lit from the side by a torch.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 4/10" @ f/16, ISO 200 (Av, manual ISO, manual focus)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Shadows -30, white clipping -100, black clipping +10, clarity +60
  2. Spot adjustment over the dark areas: -8 stops (hasn't quite wiped out all of the detail, but close enough!)
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +40, detail +100

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Image taken Friday, May 10, 2013. Posted Monday, May 13, 2013
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Location:

St Mary's Church, Wood End, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Al and I headed over to St Mary's Church to catch some star trails. The front was quite well-lit, and Al managed to make a good picture out of it. I headed around the back to find something that was not so bright. This was still flood-lit but not as much.

This is made from 23 exposures, ranging from two minutes to four minutes each, totalling 65 minutes. Around 11.30pm, the floodlights were turned off so I was able to bump up the exposure to four minutes. The stacking method used (lighten) meant the brightest exposure won out.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 65" @ f/16, ISO 100 (M, bulb mode with intervalometer)

Post processing:

Starstax -

  1. Auto stack, lighten method
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Contrast -100, shadows +75, white clipping +20, black clipping -55, clarity +100
  2. Curves: Highlights -85, lights -65, shadows -15
  3. HSL - Luminance: Red +50, orange +75, blue +100, purple +65
  4. Noise reduction: Luminance +40, detail +100
  5. Spot adjustment: in the star part, exposure +4 stops, contrast +100, highlights -60, shadows -100, clarity +100, sharpness +100

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Image taken Friday, May 10, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is for my get-pushed-42 challenge from @noragentian: "What do you think about a panning shot? You can choose if the main object should be sharp or blurred by movement."

I went out shooting at Queens Park with my gr8 m8-o-m9 Al Warren. We set out to do star trails, but in between I tried the panning shot. There is a medium sweeping downhill run past the park and the hoons were doing laps. I only saw this motorcyclist once though. I found that I got a better result if I didn't have the camera up to my eye, but just aimed and panned with it at chest level. The triptych processing was Al's idea!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/8" @ f/3.5, ISO 3200 (Manual exposure, panning movement)

Post processing:

Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) -

  1. Crop and align each image
Lightroom 4 -
  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. Shadows -50, black clipping -85

The wash-up:

Not especially clear, but when I saw the preview on camera, I knew this is the one I wanted to keep.

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Image taken Thursday, March 15, 2012. Posted Friday, May 10, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Some people having lunch.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/5.6, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. Exposure +0.5 stops
  3. Crop

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Image taken Saturday, May 4, 2013. Posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

Al and I were walking back to the train station via Kurilpa Bridge. This elephant has been here all along but I'm always in such a great hurry through here that I never noticed it.

Tried to give it the googly eye treatment but this is too big!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 13" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (Av, everything else pre-set)

Post processing:

SOOC

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Image taken Saturday, May 4, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is for the get-pushed-41 challenge from @mbrunner: "to capture motion. could be traffic, people, sports, whatever moves. if this is too boring - an extra: 'motion with emotion'."

I went to a photowalk with Al, Mick and others, and this girl was part of the group. Emotion could be 'concentration', perhaps!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/5" @ f/2.5, ISO 800 (ISO 800, manual exposure I think)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Adjust white balance to Tungsten (I had flouro set manually in camera)
  2. Crop
  3. Clarity +50
  4. Sharpening (not that it helped - image was out of focus)
  5. Noise reduction: Luminance +50, detail +100

The wash-up:

Original image wasn't quite in focus or steady, but it was hand held at 1/5", so I'm giving myself an excuse.

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Image taken Saturday, May 4, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is for the get-pushed-41 challenge from @mbrunner: "to capture motion. could be traffic, people, sports, whatever moves. if this is too boring - an extra: 'motion with emotion'."

It is the Buddha's birthday celebration all weekend at Southbank. At the western end of the parkland a stage was set up with heaps of food stalls and bouncy castles. These guys were dancing in front of the stage. Emotion would be happiness!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/2.5, ISO 6400 (Av f/2.5, rest auto)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Adjust white balance to 3.3K (not quite Tungsten) (I had flouro set manually in camera)
  2. Crop
There was a very heavy magenta cast to the highlights due to lighting from the stage.
  1. Exposure -0.5 stops, highlights +30, shadows -25, whites -20 to try to combat this (best thing is to turn the magentas into white, got some of the way there)

The wash-up:

I tried a lot of things to get rid of that magenta cast, but couldn't work it out.

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Image taken Saturday, May 4, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 5, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is for the get-pushed-41 challenge from @mbrunner: "to capture motion. could be traffic, people, sports, whatever moves. if this is too boring - an extra: 'motion with emotion'."

This is the Nepal Peace Pagoda and Wheel of Brisbane at Southbank. I didn't get any emotion here but this is an image that I've wanted to capture for a long time now.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 20" @ f/11, ISO 100 (M, using 2-second delay)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Exposure -0.25 stops
  2. ACR lens correction profile for EF-S 15-85.

What would you do?

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Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Friday, May 3, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

Roma Street Station, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Passengers waiting at night (8pm) at Roma St Station.

In the frame before this, the guy was giving me the finger.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 19mm
Exposure: 1/13" @ f/4, ISO 800 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4

  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. Exposure -1.1 stops, contrast +25
  3. ACR lens correction profile for EF-S 15-85

What would you do?

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Image taken Thursday, February 7, 2013. Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

Spring Hill, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is one of a few small, messy lots sandwiched between refurbished houses. I wonder how close to original this is.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 19mm
Exposure: 1/200" @ f/4, ISO 200 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Preset: B&W Look 5, which uses desaturation to get a B&W image, with shadow levels -15, temp +60 and tint +25.
  2. White clipping +25, black clipping -40
  3. Curves: Darks -55
  4. Graduated filter from mid left to bottom right, exposure +1 stop, shadows +100
  5. Crop

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Image taken Friday, April 26, 2013. Posted Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is in response to a get-pushed challenge from @frida: To take an image that represents 'lighter than air'. This was especially tough. I had this idea in my head but the execution turned out quite different.

The coffin is a roving prop that Queensland Rail take to different stations as part of a campaign to stop people crossing the tracks when a train is coming. It is pictured here at Central station - although there are no accessible tracks at Central, a lot of people would be coming from a station where there is a track crossing somewhere. The clouds are from Ebbw Vale station. The idea I had in my head was a cliched image of a grave in the clouds.

Post processing:

I started by just loading up both images in Photoshop Elements and seeing how they mixed. The grave scene was much too strong for the cloud scene so I went to soften and lower the contrast in the grave scene. Lightroom 4: Grave scene -

  1. Clarity -80, saturation -75
  2. Curves: highlights -100, darks +100, shadows +100
Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) -
  1. Layer 1: Cloud scene, opacity 100%
  2. Layer 2: Grave scene, multiply, opacity 100%
  3. Layer 3: Levels - 0, 1.52, 200 (lightened the overall picture)
Lightroom 4: Blended picture -
  1. Shadows +10, white clipping +10, black clippoing -65 (darkened the tree)
  2. Clarity -20, vibrance -30, saturation +100 (increased colour blush in the clouds without increasing anything else)

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Image taken Sunday, March 31, 2013. Posted Friday, April 26, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is one of Nana's orchids in flower.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 21mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/10, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Highlights -80, shadows -100, white clipping +60

What would you do?

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