Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Riverview, Ipswich
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I have found my water scene, though it is still the Brisbane River, just 35km downstream at Ipswich. I have also wanted to try stacking the infrared filter with the fisheye filter. It seems to have worked. After processing, this photo looks to me like an old slide where the red dye has faded away.

I wasn't planning to do light trails, but it worked out nicely that way.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 28mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode), Near-infrared (580nm)
Exposure: 8" @ f/13, ISO 400 ((M) (11.7mm equiv))

Post processing:

The GIMP -

  1. Auto-levels
  2. Channel mixer: Red channel has red +100 and green +100, green channel has green +100 (no change), and blue channel has red +100.
  3. Curves adjustment: I made lots of changes but didn't write them down, and can't work out how to get them back 🙂 I did make some individual adjustments in the red curve, as well as adjustments to the combined curve - this is a fine level of control that is not available in Lightroom, and to be fair, one that I've never needed or wanted until now.
Lightroom -
  1. Curves (yet more!): lights -15, darks +45, shadows -20
  2. Noise reduction: color +100 (lots of red specks as a result of prior adjustments)
  3. Saturation +35
  4. To remove a thrush of red specks on the lower right-hand side, a graduated filter: Saturation -70 and re-add cyan tint. The cyan tint was also something I never wanted or needed until now, but I'm very glad for it.

The wash-up:

A photo of Evelyn using a rolling pin (to the Evelyn gallery)

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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