General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is underneath the lid of our ice box (that is, a box of ice in the freezer, not the freezer itself). As it has gone in and out of the freezer over time, water has melted and refrozen into these shapes.
Having it out for the few moments to shoot this (combined with my breath) melted the subject.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/8" @ f/9/1, ISO 400
- 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.
- Further curves: Highlights +100, lights +60, darks +35, shadows -55
- Exposure +0.4, recovery +20, blacks +30
The wash-up:I don't think the composition is the best. I did run out of time though - if I had planned the composition before taking it out of the freezer, better results might have been had.
What would you do?
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