General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is a sign that caught my eye while driving through Ipswich. I'm normally in a great hurry to get to whereever I'm going so there's no time to stop through here.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/71/10, ISO 400
- 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.
- Presence: fill light +15, black clipping +35, clarity +100
- Added two adjustment layers for the sign text itself, as the lighting was inconsistent. Top layer over the "Fire Brigade" text was exposure +0.4 stops. Bottom layer over the "Turning Out" text was exposure -0.9 stops and clarity +100.
- Added a graduated filter - from top to bottom of image,
- A slight crop
The wash-up:I had hoped to either isolate the subject completely or get in more of the surroundings, but it wasn't critical.
What would you do?
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