Posted Saturday, October 22, 2011
Category: Project365
License: No Re-Use (What does this mean?)


Riverdale Park, Loganlea
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Amelia's second birthday party. While Evelyn is naturally the cutest baby in the world, Amelia runs a close second.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/1600" @ f/22/10, 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 for the Sigma 30mm
  3. Recovery +30, blacks +15, no change to curves
  4. Saturation +45, to change the source mix of colours to make the B&W image. This would have the same effect as using the colour mixer bars but is useful when you don't know what you want, just mucking around
  5. Graduated filter for clarity +100 in the lower half of the picture, to make Dora clearer on the cake. (clarity +100 over the whole picture accentuates the background out-of-focus bits and doesn't look good

The wash-up:

I would have gotten down lower so the height difference wouldn't be so much.

What would you do?

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