Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is a pretty 19th century monument near riverside, with some neat gothic (I think) writing.

I've been shooting with my camera in B&W mode. It's still saving as RAW, and when importing to Lightroom, they still come in in colour (on purpose), but it means I can immediately see how it's going to look in B&W when I'm out shooting.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/28/10, ISO 100

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50 and increases the colour mixes in all channels, but mainly green and aqua.
  2. Reduced exposure by 1 stop and increased lights curve to 80
  3. Applied the Lightroom lens correction for the Sigma lens

The wash-up:

This looked more interesting in real life than it turned out to be on screen. Oh well.

What would you do?

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