Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Surprised mannequin in shop window on Adelaide street.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop

The wash-up:

I need to make sure the blu-tak is behind the iris of the googly eye. Edits could not correct this!

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Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Friday, April 19, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

These are the Chris Trotter kangaroo sculptures on George Street, with the googly eye treatment.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/6" @ f/3.5, ISO 800 (Manual exposure, hand held (praise be image stabliliser))

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Slight crop
  2. White balance: temp -705 to 2.8K (slightly below tungsten)
  3. Spot adjustment to lighten the plaque (if you are viewing at 100%)
  4. Shadows +60, black clipping -40
  5. Noise reduction: luminance +35

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Image taken Thursday, April 11, 2013. Posted Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Bins are easy targets for eyebombing, as they have the big open mouth. This guy has a robot arm as well!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 35mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/5, ISO 3200 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. That's it

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Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:


Arnie has flexed a little too hard.

I saw this in a shop window but didn't want to stick googly eyes on their glass while they were open, so I skulked around after they were shut.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 19mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/4, ISO 6400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Black clipping -65
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +65

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Image taken Thursday, April 11, 2013. Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Backpacking reindeer has the wanderlust and goes googly-eyed when visiting new places.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/3.5, ISO 200 (0/1)

Post processing:

No edits, SOOC.

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Image taken Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Posted Monday, April 15, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

I have a new set of googly eyes - 40mm monsters. This shot just didn't work with my previous 10mm eyes.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 19mm
Exposure: 1/500" @ f/4, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Shadows -35, clarity +20, saturation +20
  2. Lens correction: horizontal +5
  3. Spot removal to remove some rain drops

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Image taken Friday, April 12, 2013. Posted Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Location:

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)

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Image taken Friday, March 15, 2013. Posted Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I don't know what this guy was looking at, there is a blank wall behind this stall.

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 320 (Av, auto ISO)

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 +1.8 stops, shadows +10, black clipping -50
  3. Spot adjustment above the guy's head to remove a distracting thing in the background.

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Image taken Sunday, April 7, 2013. Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

Switchbricks is a great place for the kids where they can go nuts with lego. There's so much of it, plus a ramp to race lego cars down and a duplo area. Awesome! See: http://www.switchbricks.com/.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/4.5, ISO 200

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Image taken Friday, March 15, 2013. Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I came here to shoot another reflection but got this instead.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Filters: Polariser
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/9, ISO 100 (M)

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 +0.4 stops, shadows +100, black clipping +10
  3. Curves: darks -40
  4. Colour mix: blue -90, to darken the sky

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Image taken Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Posted Sunday, April 7, 2013
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Location:

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is for this week's get pushed challenge. My challenge this week was from @spankyjane to depict an expression of emotion. This has turned out to be incredibly difficult as so many people have their "nothing" face on in public. I am also less visible with my camera than I feel like, which is an important realisation for photographing in public.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/6.3, ISO 160 (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. Crop

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Image taken Monday, April 1, 2013. Posted Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Location:

Laidley
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

We found a caterpillar in the lettuce and Evelyn was fascinated.

This is for this week's get pushed challenge. My challenge this week was from @spankyjane to depict an expression of emotion. This photo just happened anyway but the challenge is very difficult!

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. Exposure +0.4 stops, shadows +25, black clipping -35
  2. Graduated filter from left to middle: Exposure +0.7 stops, contrast -5, saturation -10 (to even out the lighting on her face)
  3. Crop

The wash-up:

I would have preferred a bit of background but I was holding her hand in the photo and wanted to crop that out. There wasn't much background to start with.

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Image taken Friday, March 15, 2013. Posted Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

A guy reading the newspaper in a coffee shop.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 78mm
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/6.3, ISO 640

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 +1.20 stops, white clipping +70, black clipping -60, clarity +50
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +25, detail +100
  4. Crop and rotate

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Image taken Friday, March 15, 2013. Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This guy was handing out leaflets for personal training, and posed for this photo.

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 400

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. Presence: Shadows +50, clarity +65
  3. Crop

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Posted Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

My get-pushed challenge this week by @3rdxoff was to do a self-portrait SOOC. I don't do many selfies, and it's extremely rare that I'll do a SOOC.

Easter egg hunt at Nana's place. I placed the camera behind the broms but the girls would not stand still for a second, and certainly not in frame, so I posed by myself.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/9, ISO 400 (Manual exposure to compensate for bright sky)

Post processing:

None! SOOC as challenged.

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Image taken Friday, March 29, 2013. Posted Saturday, March 30, 2013
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Location:

Grande Park, Springfield Lakes, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Mark and I were taking the girls bike riding when they spotted this line of hairy caterpillars. At least they listened to our warnings not to touch.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/320" @ f/4, ISO 200 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Highlights +20, Shadows -10, White clipping +50, Black clipping -40, Clarity +20
  2. Curves: Lights +10, Darks +45, Shadows -10

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Image taken Thursday, March 28, 2013. Posted Friday, March 29, 2013
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Location:

Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

My get-pushed challenge this week by @3rdxoff was to do a self-portrait SOOC. I don't do many selfies, and it's extremely rare that I'll do a SOOC.

This is a spot between some buildings in the city where I balanced the camera up on my hat, set the self-timer and posed a bit. Passers-by were amused.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 18mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/4" @ f/16, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

None! Straight out of camera, as challenged.

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Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

My get-pushed challenge this week by @3rdxoff was to do a self-portrait SOOC. I don't do many selfies, and it's extremely rare that I'll do a SOOC.

This was on the train - I waited until the sun was shining just right so there was enough light reflecting off me to the window and back again, and to be brighter than the wall outside.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/120" @ f/2.8, ISO 100

Post processing:

None! Straight out of camera, as challenged.

The wash-up:

This is not a fantastic photo, but it does meet the challenge.

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Image taken Sunday, January 20, 2013. Posted Thursday, March 28, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

We visited Lui's grandfather and here he is with Evelyn walking back to the car.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/1250" @ f/3.5, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Black clipping -35

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Image taken Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

These are ants that are farming aphids.

While shooting an abstract macro, I couldn't resist shooting a non-abstract macro.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 42mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/80" @ f/16, ISO 1250 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Clarity +40
  2. Noise reduction: Luminance +40, detail +100
  3. ACR lens correction: defringe, purple 0/100 +100, blue 40/100 +100 (this to eliminate the huge fringing that comes from using this macro filter)
  4. Crop

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Image taken Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Posted Monday, March 25, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

A butterfly visiting a flower.

While shooting an abstract macro, I couldn't resist shooting a non-abstract macro.

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/16, ISO 250 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: clarity +25
  2. Spot adjustment on the butterfly: exposure +1 stop, clarity +100
  3. Spot adjustment on the proboscis: clarity +100
  4. Crop square

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Posted Saturday, March 23, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

My challenge was "Macro Abstract in Colour" - thanks to @voileta! This one has a little bit more context than the last but hopefully it is abstract enough for the challenge.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/16, ISO 2000 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Clarity +50
  2. Curves: Darks -20
  3. Lens correction - Manual: horizontal shift +15
  4. Spot adjustment over the right thing: Clarity +100

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Image taken Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Posted Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Location:

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

The Setup:

This is for the Get Pushed challenge 35. My challenge was "Macro Abstract in Colour" - thanks to @voileta! This certainly was hard to adjust to, as I'm used to drawing particular pictures, even in macro. I guess the trick here is: context - make sure there is none.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 24mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/20, ISO 320 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Highlights +25, shadows -100, white balance -85, black clipping +15, clarity +50
  2. Curves: lights +15

The wash-up:

The 15-85 isn't quite as well matched to the macro filter as the 18-55 was. Liveview made this massively easier though!

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Image taken Thursday, February 7, 2013. Posted Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Location:

Wickham Tce, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Mercedes parked on the side of the road after a sunshower.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/4000" @ f/3.5, 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. Presence: Highlights -100, shadows +55, white clipping +75. black clipping -60, clarity +70
  3. Manual lens correction: Horizontal +40, rotate +4 (to shift perspective)
  4. Crop

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Image taken Monday, February 4, 2013. Posted Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Location:

Constance St, Fortitude Valley
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is one of the source images from the Building Site Panorama. I think it's a neat enough image that it's worth viewing by itself.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 16mm
Exposure: 1/25" @ f/5, 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. Crop
  3. Presence: Shadows +65, black clipping -45

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Image taken Monday, February 4, 2013. Posted Friday, March 15, 2013
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Location:

Cnr Wickham & Ballow St, Fortitude Valley
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I think this is the same building as the last one, but from the other side. Again, open to the street if you're keen.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 17mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/5, ISO 400 (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. Clarity +80
  3. ACR lens profile for EF-S 15-85mm
  4. Spot adjustment over the black paint on the right wall: clarity +50 (it didn't work as well as I wanted, the text reads "this way down", with an arrow cleverly pointing upward)

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Image taken Friday, February 1, 2013. Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

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Location:

Ann St, Fortitude Valley (near Constance St)
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Shell of a building in the Valley. This one at least looks like it's being worked on. The front side of this area opens up directly to the footpath so you can go in if you want.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 38mm
Exposure: 1/800" @ f/5, ISO 100 (Auto ISO, Av)

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. Presence: Highlights +65, shadows +100, white clipping -75, black clipping -40, clarity +45
  3. Crop and rotate
  4. 4x spot adjustments in the shadow areas (inside) to lighten them. In particular the stairwell was not lit but the spot adjustments make it seem like there is a reflected light source.

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Image taken Thursday, January 12, 2012. Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2013
License: No Re-Use (What does this mean?)

Location:

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

The Setup:

Thought it would be fine to walk on the grass in bare feet. Then we remembered we were at the Gold Coast. Shoes on please.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/800" @ f/1.8, ISO 100 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  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 Friday, November 30, 2012. Posted Friday, March 8, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

New Farm, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At our work xmas party, these guys performed.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/1.4, ISO 1600 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Highlights -35
  2. Colour temperature -450 to 3.2K (not quite tungsten, which is 2.8K)
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +15
  4. Crop and rotate slightly
  5. Spot exposure to lighten the face of the girl on the left

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Image taken Monday, February 11, 2013. Posted Wednesday, March 6, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

Near Admiralty Towers, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Out for my lunchtime walk, I spotted these two guys doing their best to drench eachother with water spray.

The camera & lens:

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

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Convert to B&W
  2. Source colour mix: Purple & magenta -100
  3. Colour temperature 5350 -> 12,500, which also changes the colour mix toward red
  4. Presence: exposure +0.35 stops, highlights -100, shadows +100, black clipping -95, clarity +100
  5. Curves: lights +25, shadows +45

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