Location:At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:Lui put down some snail bait that, instead of poisoning them (and therefore anything that eats them), just increases their iron levels to a point that they don't feel like eating any more. When planting pumpkin seeds, I accidentally uncovered where they all crawled to die.
This is inside a besa brick. I placed the fisheye inside, rested against a side and shot some bracketed exposures, intending to do HDR. In the end, it wasn't necessary.
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: 1/10" @ f/9, ISO 1600 ((7.6mm equiv))
- Lens correction for Sigma 8mm fisheye, but with distortion set to only 25 (default is 100) (full correction just didn't look great).
- Crop out most of the filter visible in the photo.
- Noise reduction: luminance +50, detail +100
- Two graduated filters - one on the bottom right hand side to lighten that area (exposure +3.5 stops, to counter a shadow created by my hand with the camera), and one on the middle left hand side (exposures +1.7 stops, to add some more dramatic lighting).
- Blacks +15 as a final adjustment.
The wash-up:This is one of the earlier shots before I went crazy trying different angles. I don't like that I couldn't quite successfully crop out the edge of the filter on the left.
What would you do?
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