Posted Saturday, November 12, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

Location:

At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Having been quoted $15k to fix some rotten wood in our verandah, we've decided to do part of it ourselves. The quote was a worst case quote, on the assumption that everything had to be replaced. Lui has taken the mallet to it and found 1 inch of rotten wood and otherwise perfect planks. Early days yet. I put the camera quite close to the action and the lens was sprayed with debris, but worth it.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/800" @ f/9, ISO 400 ((7.6mm equiv))

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Lens correction profile for Sigma 8mm fisheye, with distortion toned down to +65.
  2. Square crop to get rid of the rounded edges
  3. Recovery +60, fill light +20, blacks +25, clarity +100

The wash-up:

I would have aimed better so Lui was in the shot. It looks like I was deliberately hiding her, but really it wasn't on purpose at all.

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