Image taken Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Riverlink, North Ipswich.
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Lui pointed this tree out last week, so I filed it in the ideas factory. This is a wall on the river-side of the shopping centre. The tree itself is the same kind of fig that we found growing on the roof of our shed.

The camera & lens:

Camera: iPhone 4
Lens: iPhone 4 fixed lens (30mm equivalent) @ 3.85mm
Exposure: 1/270" @ f/2.8, ISO 80

Post processing:

Lightroom - I spent a fair bit of time trying to find the right crop for this tree - to not cut off too much of the roots at the bottom. The lighting and the wide-angled scene made the original shot quite average and washed out. The curve had lights +20 and shadows -30, to try to add in a bit of contrast. Same with fill light (+30) and blacks (+25). I set the recovery bar quite high (+55), to bring some hot bricks under control on the top right. I upped the clarity (+20) to bring some definition to the roots, and upped the saturation (+25) to make the colours a bit spashier. I drew down some of the colours in the colour mix - orange (-20) and yellow (-20), to darken the bricks.

The wash-up:

Would have done a lot better with the proper camera! I meant to bring it along, but forgot.

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