Posted Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Lui made these cookies as gifts for Christmas. They are currently sitting under the air conditioner so they don't melt. Dappled light courtesy of new verandah.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/50" @ f/2, ISO 125 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto perspective correction
  2. Profile correction for Sigma 30mm
  3. Manual perspective correction - horizontal -2 (using the grid helped)
  4. Crop
  5. Presence: Highlights -50, shadows +50, white clipping +65, black clipping -25, clarity +15
  6. Since the dappled light + centre metering resulting in slight blowouts at top right and bottom left corners, I used two graduated filters in those spots with highlights -50.

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