Location:General location: Australia, South-East Queensland
The Setup:I was posting some Christmas parcels at the GPO and St Stephen's is nearby. I had been waiting for a clear day and this on the list to shoot with a polariser for deep blue skies. Now with the R72 filter, I shot it for nice black skies instead.
The camera & lens:Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: Near-infrared (580nm)
Exposure: 0.3" @ f/3.5, ISO 1600 (M - 1-stop bracketing - this was the +1 stop shot)
- Convert to B&W (no presets) (I decided that a colour swap wouldn't really suit this one)
- Curves: lights +45, darks -20, shadows -60
- Recovery +75, fill light +15, blacks +20, clarity +20
- Noise reduction: Luminance
- ACR Lens Profile for Canon EF-S 18-55 - fixed some wide angle distortion
The wash-up:I would have brought the tripod to do a proper long exposure with lower ISO. As it stands, it's not bad. I might have done it landscape as that included more of the buildings on the ground.
What would you do?
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