General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:This is the vacant lot from last week, but after talking with Alan Warren about shooting it ultra-wide, I thought I'd give it a go myself. This is taken with the fisheye filter, then stretched out in Lightroom.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/500" @ f/8/1, 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.
- Lightroom lens correction - I set it to Sigma 8mm, which is the closest to the effecive focal range here
- Curves: Highlights +75, lights +60, darks -10, shadows -10.
- Exposure: -2.5 stops, fill light +100, recovery +100, blacks +30, clarity +100. This brought out the cloud texture but left the foreground very dark
- Graduated filter - foreground, exposure +1.7, brightness +200, clarity +100 (again!). This brought back the detail in the foreground.
The wash-up:Ideally, I think a multi-exposure HDR would have treated this scene better. As it stands, I think I've worked the equivalent of a one-exposure HDR.
What would you do?
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