Image taken Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Posted Monday, August 20, 2012
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Booval, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Early in the mornings, the perspex walls of the payphone cubicle are fogged up. At any time of day, the petrol station has a very bright priceboard. Combine the two and here we are.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 21mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/20" @ f/4.0, ISO 400 (-2 stops)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Black clipping -15
  2. Curves: lights +30, darks +40, shadows -25
  3. ACR Lens Correction Profile for Sigma 10mm, distortion 100->167

The wash-up:

This is what I was after, although in my mind the lights lit up the window a lot more.

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