General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is a re-take of a shot I took yesterday, but which I didn't choose for the photo of the day (see below on what I would have done differently). It was a sun-kissed 1 degree outside and I had my gloves off to operate the iPhone's touch screen, so it's fairly amazing that I did 42 takes to get this shot. I wanted to have cars moving in the background to add a bit of life and a sense that no-one cared about this casualty.
The camera & lens:Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 77/20mm
Exposure: 1/17" @ f/28/10, ISO 800
Lightroom - This shot as taken had fairly low contrast in the pre-dawn. I upped exposure, blacks, fill light and clarity, and added a fairly mild curve adjustment. I added the standard noise-reduction as well. Finally, I added a slight vignette to give a mildly closed-in feel.
I actually think the first take of this was better - in the photo that I used today, the head looks startled; in the photo I took yesterday, he looks demented.
Due to my self-imposed rules for my project365, I couldn't use this one - I chose another for that day, and any picture I use for a day has to be taken on that day.
I can't re-take now as the head has moved on.