Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011
Category: Project365
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Location:

East Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I set the camera up on the tripod and balanced it on the back seat. To keep the shutter tripping, I had the cable release in and stuck down (it has two settings). I then took Evelyn for a drive via the car wash. The idea was at least I'd get something usable from the trip. I've done this before, before Evelyn came along, where I had it pointed mainly at myself and the speedo, and used a normal lens rather than the wide-angle filter. I liked those results, so thought I'd bring the idea out again. I did a practice run of this exact setup a week ago, to make sure I would be able to get everything in.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 21mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 25" @ f/8, ISO 400 (8.8mm equivalent)

Post processing:

Lightroom - I wasn't going for any kind of realism in colours, and this was probably the most orange of the lot. I did set the clarity up to +100 to add edges and deepen the shadows. I also used the lens profile correction in Lightroom 3 to un-distort the picture somewhat.

The wash-up:

I should have weighed the tripod down so it didn't rock so much, but I was in a hurry (you don't get much time to prepare when a baby is involved). I tried to shut the door on one of the tripod legs, but somewhat predictably that did not work.

What would you do?

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