Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

Robina, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is the chocolate display at Max Brenner. I assume most stores look the same. I like the subject, even if the composition is not very creative.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/15" @ f/71/10, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50 and increases the colour mixes in all channels, but mainly green and aqua.
  2. Presence: Blacks +15
  3. ACR lens profile correction for Sigma 30mm
  4. Spot removal - there was a speck of chocolate (I assume) on the label that is in focus. Just a little thing but I prefer it gone.

The wash-up:

A polariser would have helped with reflections, but I was trying to be discreet.

What would you do?

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