Image taken Saturday, December 29, 2012. Posted Thursday, December 29, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Alan Warren has posted a few photos of this church, and I thought I'd head down and have a crack at it. I had taken test shots last night so knew which angle I wanted.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Exposure: 5" @ f/7.1, ISO 100 (Av, 1-stop exposure bracketing, this was the )

Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  1. Colour temperature: all the way down to minimum (cool) (2000K)
  2. Presence: Exposure +0.8 stops, fill light +30, blacks +10, clarity +100
  3. Curves: lights -45, darks -30, shadows -20

The wash-up:

I made a lame attempt at HDR on this, but didn't get the right sorts of exposure - plus no clouds. I was also considering star trails with the church in the foreground but didn't really think it through. Will have to try these things again in the new year!

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