Image taken Friday, August 3, 2012. Posted Friday, September 14, 2012
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Location:

Our place, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

The first week in August marked the first time my car has frozen over in Aus. I wasn't prepared for this, and it took about ten minutes of car on full heat/air con + scraping the windscreen to make a little viewing hole.

On other days, I just walked instead.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 1/40" @ f/4.0, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 (Before assembling...)

  1. On all images, I upped the clarity to make the icy bits stand out - but (hopefully) short of looking oversharpened.
Photoshop Elements 6 (Mac) (Assembling)
  1. I added the three images as separate layers and moved them around the canvas.
  2. The Mitsubishi logo is cropped and is smaller than the other images, so I sized the others down to fit. I'm not sure if this permanently loses the details but I've still got the originals anyway.
Lightroom 4 (After assembling)
  1. Presence: contrast +25, highlights +5, shadows -10, whites +15, blacks -10
  2. Noise reduction (luminance) +30

The wash-up:

Nothing too exciting about the composition of the images, so I laid them out differently to see if that could be forgiven.

What would you do?

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