Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)

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Location:

Spring Hill, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

There is a park at the top of Jacob's Ladder that has sculptures all through it. This is a combination of two ideas from the ideas factory and I think it worked well with the R72 filter.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 30mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode), Near-infrared (580nm)
Exposure: 0.3" @ f/4, ISO 1600 ((M) + internal flash)

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Curves: darks -30
  2. Recovery +100, fill light +20, clarity +100, saturation -20
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +55
  4. Graduated filter in the top left of the picture: exposure +1.75 stops to lighten the building that sits just on the edge and would otherwise fall into obscurity, and a sandstone coloured tint to bring the colours in to line with the rest of the shot.
  5. (Tried a colour channel flip in The GIMP but it didn't look great)

The wash-up:

Variations on this theme were all I took today. I spend a lot of time trying to get it right.

What would you do?

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