Location:At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:Inspired by this photo by kass@365projecta, I decided to trade the cat some food for a photo of her whiskers. Not at all original but it's about the challenge, and getting her to sit still was one.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 24mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/25" @ f/3.5, ISO 1600
- Curves: lights +31, darks -15
- Blacks +10, clarity +100
- Noise reduction: Luminance +100, contrast +100. I've been paying more attention to noise and the application of noise reduction since Matt Pawlowski's comment on it. The effect here is not great for every occasion but I like it here.
The wash-up:This worked out better than I expected. I wasn't sure how I'd get enough light to take a shot - at night, with the kit lens. I was chasing after her with my flouro light tube, but it wasn't very effective (it is broken and turns off whenever moved).
I can't get rid of the two stray hairs in the photo - my cloning skills are beaten.
What would you do?
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