Location:At home, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:Part of the reason we want to renovate the verandah is some of the wood at the front has rotted away. Sections of the railing are actually floating, mounted on nothing.
I tried photographing this during the day, but shadows caused a nuisance and I am already too sunburnt from other outside exploits. Night time provided a more even lighting opportunity, with this exposure being a shade under 5 minutes. I have read a lot about hot pixels during long exposures but have always just sort of dismissed them. They are really prominent in this shot (pic below).
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 289" @ f/4.5, ISO 400
- Curves: lights +10, darks -20, shadows -15
- Exposure +0.6 stops, recovery +40, fill light +30, blacks +10
- Spot adjustment in the black area to try to hide some hot pixels.
The wash-up:The focus wasn't quite spot on, but it still works.
What would you do?
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