Location: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
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.