Posted Sunday, February 5, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


The summit, Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

After reading up a bit on street photography, I thought I'd give it a go. PHotographing people at a touristy lookout is 0% "street" but I'm counting it as practice.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/13/1, ISO 200

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. My lens and filter are super dirty, so there were lots of dust specks in the sky area. Used clone tool set to heal to remove them.

The wash-up:

Happy with the composition. If you take the elements of the photograph in isolation, it doesn't make much sense (he is looking away from the city). I guess the interpretation depends whether you've been there, or to a place similar, and the layout of your own city.

What would you do?

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