Posted Friday, December 23, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



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

The Setup:

A mushroom popped up in the grass, as they do, and I rolled around in the mosquitoes to get this shot.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
@ 27/1mm
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/71/10, ISO 1600

Post processing:

Lightroom -

  1. Curves: lights +65, darks +55, shadows -20
  2. Presence: Recovery +75, fill light +15, blacks +30, clarity +100, saturation -25. (For the saturation, after all of the other edits, the green of the background grass was quite overpowering)
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +100. Setting it this high normally kills a lot of detail and leaves things overly smooth, but I think it suits this subject well.
  4. ACR lens profile for Canon EF-S 18-55, with distortion correction set to 0 (effectively -100). I couldn't get the top to be straight without making the bottom wonky, so I decided that I wanted the middle to bulge out instead.
  5. Adjustment filter: lightly applied to the top of the mushroom with clarity +100. I wanted to bring back some gradient detail there but it didn't work. Left the adjustment there anyway.

The wash-up:

No other photos taken today. I did try this with the IR filter but no dice.

What would you do?

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