Posted Sunday, August 28, 2011
Category: Project365



Palm Beach Parklands, Gold Coast

The Setup:

Lui, Evelyn, James and I went to see Bob - Grandfather and great-grandfather. Lui researched on ye olde internet and found this place at Palm Beach that was well regarded for food and being child-friendly. I already remember the place as being a great location, but there have been some improvements since I last visited (the cafe being one).

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/4000" @ f/25/10, ISO 100

Post processing:

Lightroom - I started by setting the exposure to +2, blowing it out, and cropping out a lot of the sand. I set fill light +15 and blacks +20 (which brought out the colours in her shirt), but going any further with those two settings would have ended up with bad skin tones. Final adjustments done using curves - darks +60 and shadows -75.

The wash-up:

Since I was just chasing her about with the camera, it was just luck of the draw.

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