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



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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2 Responses to “Building Shell”

  1. Oliver Spohr

    Have fun in there. There are some great graffitis in that building and they are ever changing. Only bummer is that there is heaps of ambient light at night from the street which makes it quite hard for LP photography…


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