Location:Kangaroo Point, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is a sculpture called Fish Fossil, by Christopher Trotter and made in 1995 from scrap metal and concrete.
Mum asked many months ago to find this sculpture and take a photo, and I have been searching for it all of this time. I knew it existed because I had seen photos, but it eluded me every time. As it turns out, this is because I was always riding past on my bike, and it is tilted in such a way that when riding past, it's almost invisible. I finally spotted it when I was training for Bridge to Brisbane and jogged past it.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/25/10, ISO 100
Lightroom - The main thing I wanted to highlight was the beautiful copper tones, with the colour and texture of everything else being secondary. The curves adjustment was pretty harsh (highlights +100, lights +50, darks -25, shadows -100). I wanted to do a clarity +100 but that made the dappled light at the bottom of frame quite unpleasant. Instead I used an adjustment filter and set clarity and contrast +35 over only the sculpture itself. I still wasn't happy with the tones so the final adjustment was to change the luminance colour mix - setting red +20 and orange +55 - to brighten those tones.