Image taken Friday, July 27, 2012. Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



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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