Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


A nighttime long exposure seascape with rocks, city lights in the distance, and cloud trails.


Redcliffe Jetty, Redcliffe
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. It was rainy but there were some clear moments. Lights from The Port of Brisbane to the right.

Exposure was controlled by intervalometer: 3 second delay, then 90 second exposure. Guessed/calculated the exposure based on the test shot (at ISO 25k)

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 24mm
Exposure: 91" @ f/7.1, ISO 100 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Shadows +85, blacks -25, clarity +40
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +25
  4. Graduated filter: Mid to left, exposure +0.5 stops, highlights +15, shadows +32 (to lighten the rocks slightly)

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