Posted Friday, December 9, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

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Location:

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

The Setup:

Today I visited Molescan to have this spot checked. It appeared a year ago and I thought it was a pimple at first, but it never went away. Then it started to change colour, and bleed sometimes. Doctor went "hmm", and decided to remove it. He said it was too early for it to be a problem but it had the potential to turn into something.

The photo itself was an interesting challenge that I had been thinking about for a week. I set myself up in the bathroom in front of a full length mirror. With camera mounted on tripod, I aimed the lens at myself and looked at the rear screen via the mirror. I don't have live view but I was able to peek at the photo review to see if I was on the right track. This took about 30 goes to get right.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 27mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (macro mode)
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/8, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Exposure +0.23 stops, clarity +100 (unfortunately makes my blocked pores stand out a bit more, but fixing it required a bit more effort than I was prepared to put in)
  2. Curves: lights +45, darks +50
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +55, detail +100
  4. (Tried different crops but ended up settling on the full frame as shot)

The wash-up:

No other photos taken today.

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