Image taken Sunday, February 17, 2013. Posted Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Point Danger, Gold Coast (Qld-NSW border)
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I set up the camera on tripod with a minute delay, and hopped down to the sand to for this photo. I called it off about two minutes in because I was getting bitten on my head by mozzies!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 175" @ f/4, ISO 100 (M, bulb mode with intervalometer)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. White balance: Tungsten
  2. Crop
  3. Spot removal: remove a boat that was sailing on the horizon
  4. Presence: Exposure +0.5 stops, highlights -90, black clipping +75, clarity +35
  5. Noise reduction: Luminance +30
  6. ACR lens correction profile for EF-S 15-85mm

The wash-up:

I was a bit paranoid about someone nicking my camera (there was no-one around but also I was a fair way away from my gear). This meant I didn't keep super still during the exposure. Wide angle did help minimise how much this showed up in the final image.

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