Image taken Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Posted Monday, October 28, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Not sure if it's meant to look like this. Processing is nothing special but I feel it deserves it.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 24mm
Exposure: 1/3200" @ f/4, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Preset B&W Look 5
  2. Shadows +45, clarity +80,
  3. Curves: highlights +60, shadows -100
  4. Noise reduction: luminance +45, detail +100
  5. Spot adjustment to even out top right sky (exposure +4 stops)
  6. Graduated filter from top edge of roof to top right sky, to bring out some detail in the sky: Exposure -0.25 stops, contrast +100, highlights -100, shadows -100, clarity +100

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