Posted Thursday, October 20, 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 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
@ 18/1mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/500" @ f/8/1, 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 - I set it to Sigma 8mm, which is the closest to the effecive focal range here
  3. Curves: Highlights +75, lights +60, darks -10, shadows -10.
  4. 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
  5. 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?

You are welcome to have a go at editing this photo yourself. When editing in browser, maximum size is 1600x1200px and edits can be saved as a comment if you want to share your work. Go crazy!

If you'd rather, you can download the original/raw image to play with in your own image editor:
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6 Responses to “Project365 [293/365]: Ultrawide Vacant Lot”

    • Al - brizmako@365project

      That reverse-angle image was supposed to be visible inline like this:


  1. Al - brizmako@365project

    I also took a shot at your DNG. I hope it’s agreeable…



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