Location:Coolangatta, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This was shot using the the infrared and polarising filter stacked together (for darkest sky). This was a 4 minute exposure. There was a surf championship on at Kirra, though the surfers didn't sit still long enough to feature.
I have been experimenting with a hack for my camera (400plus). It has a few features like extended exposure bracketing (9 shot), with any length of exposure (instead of the 30 second maximum). It didn't work as I expected it to, but it did go straight to the maximum exposure that I set. I'm sure I just need to read the manual again.
I was actually trying to do an HDR as well but it was quite windy and the shots didn't line up (it works okay without it anyway).
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM @ 75mm
Filters: Near-infrared (580nm), Polariser
Exposure: 240" @ f/7.1, ISO 100
Lightroom 4 -
- Convert to B&W (auto colour mix)
- Presence: Contrast +25, whites +50, blacks -65, clarity +100
- Curves: Lights -15, darks -35, shadows -35
- Noise reduction: Luminance +45
The wash-up:I didn't quite know what to do with the composition of the shot. I still don't!
What would you do?
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