Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



At home
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Lui baked some smiley face cookies and wanted me to take a photo for her portfolio. I stood on a chair to take the shot (due to the way our kitchen is laid out, this also gets me out of the light path). Lui's laptop happened to be on the table so I moved it in to the frame rather than out, and Lui had the idea of putting the piping bag in as well to complete the story. The laptop and the cooling trays are both half out-of-frame to

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/20" @ f/4/1, ISO 800

Post processing:

Lightroom - Very slight lightening of the lights and darkening of the darks on the curves, to make the cookie colours nice and bold. Noise reduction at 45, and some lightening around the corners.

The wash-up:

I missed that the piping bag was not fully in the shot. Also missed some mess on the table (this could have been cloned out but I didn't notice at the time).

What would you do?

You are welcome to have a go at editing this photo yourself. When editing in browser, maximum size is 1600x1200px and edits can be saved as a comment if you want to share your work. Go crazy!

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