Posted Monday, October 17, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Brisbane City
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is the outside of a boarded up building on Adelaide Street. I assume these jigsaw pieces were either art or an advertisement.

The camera & lens:

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

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. Lightroom lens correction, to correction the barrel distortion of the 30mm lens. I chose to overcorrect slightly
  3. Crop down
  4. Curves: highlights +100, lights +75, darks +20, shadows -65
  5. Clarity +200. Lightroom only has the option to go to +100, however you can add adjustments layers for clarity, so I added a second one for an addition clarity +100.
  6. Final adjustment: lower temperature by 200K. This slightly changed the colours that went in to the B&W mix and lightened some portions.

The wash-up:

I went back for a re-take and took exactly the same shot - happy with it.

What would you do?

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