Location:Brisbane - General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:The figs in the park were planted in 1870 and are pretty special to look at.
I walk past here once a week on my way to Bridge to Brisbane training, but only have my iPhone with me at that point - not much good for taking photos in the dark of a dark tree. So I rode over today during lunch time with a backpack of lenses and made sure I got something to be happy with.
I had originally intended to get a fish-eye shot of the roots from floor to sky, but it ended up not looking fantastic.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/4/1, ISO 400
Lightroom - After cropping down, I gave it a mild curve adjustment (lights +20, darks -25, shadows -15). I then increased the saturation on the blue (+15) and aqua (+10) - a small amount, to make them pop. Then I used some selective colour removal and boost (yellow, aqua and blue +100, purple -100) to make for more pop. It's not the monochrome that is normally associated with 'selective colour', but this is for a more natural look. Final adjustment is a little fill light (+5) and blacks (+10)