Image taken Thursday, January 16, 2014. Posted Friday, March 14, 2014
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Ipswich city
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Is it graffiti when someone draws a tag in dust / faded paint using their finger?

The camera & lens:

Camera: Sony RX100 II
Lens: Sony RX100M2 fixed lens 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 (28-105mm equivalent) @ 10.4mm
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/7.1, ISO 160 (0/10)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Auto upright perspective correction
  2. Manual perspective correction: Horizontal +5 - just to fine tune what was done in the auto correction
  3. Crop
  4. Convert to B&W
  5. Basic: Highlights +70, shadows -60, white clipping +60, black clipping -50
  6. Graduated filter - mid left to upper right, exposure -0.9 stops - to even out exposure
  7. Graduated filter - top right to mid, exposure -0.3 stops - for more evening out

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