Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012
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A man lopping down a tree while tied to it.


At home, Booval
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

We had our palm tree cut down, and Ipswich City Council paid half. Thanks, ICC!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Olympus 11-22mm @ 11mm
Exposure: 1/1000" @ f/11, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Applied a preset called redrex-vintage 60s (took it most of the way to what it looks like above)
  2. Presence: Exposure +0.6, contrast +60
  3. Vignette: Amount -55, midpoint +75, roundness +5, feather +80
  4. Noise reduction: Luminance +50
  5. Spot Adjustment: lighten on the tree lopper guy

The wash-up:

I was actually going for a different shot (palm top falling) but I stood in totally the wrong spot to get the shot.

Also accidentally left camera set to ISO 1600 - not really required for the morning sun.

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8 Responses to “Job Done”

  1. Al Warren

    What are your feelings towards overgrown lawns, Shezza? I'm pretty sure blue couch and kikuyu are introduced species, too. Would you like to help me out with mine? =D


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