Posted Saturday, November 19, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Riverlink Shopping Centre, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I haven't been able to think of any good made-up stories for these last few photos. If you can think of one, do let me know!
This was at Riverlink Shopping Centre. The halls have been decked, and I thought this was a neat perspective of one of the larger hanging decorations.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 30/1mm
Exposure: 1/400" @ f/5/1, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Auto apply a preset I have called "EFF Dragan 5". This preset provides a dark, desaturated look, geared towards red. Exposure +0.3 stops, vibrance -35, saturation -35, fill light +100, blacks +100. Curves: highlights +45, lights +45, darks -5, shadows -15. Colour mix: aqua -75 and blue -55. Sharpening +60 and noise reduction luminance +65.
  2. Crop to square
  3. I had tried a lot of other settings, but they just didn't feel right.

The wash-up:

I was trying for symmetry but found it difficult. I don't know if perfect symmetry would have made it look better though.

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!

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