Image taken Saturday, July 14, 2012. Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Southbank, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I was just taking pictures in the crowd, panning for gold. This guy must have seen me from across the way and selflessly gave me a great photo.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/250" @ f/9, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Crop
  2. Exposure +0.5 stops, highlights +35, shadows -10, whites +40.
  3. Curves: lights +40, shadows -15

The wash-up:

Critique is more aimed at my general style - I'm still not too keen on sticking the camera in people's faces and this was a food event. Easy targets and I'm still well within my comfort zone.

What would you do?

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