Image taken Friday, July 19, 2013. Posted Saturday, July 20, 2013
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A long exposure of a jetty with a man's face moving towards the camera, lit by purple light.


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

The Setup:

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. During this long exposure, I walked toward the camera with a flashlight and umbrella (it was raining). I moved in a step, pause, step, pause fashion to ensure I my face made it into the shot.

Exposure was controlled via intervalometer, with a 30 second delay (for me to get far enough away) then a 30 second exposure. I also used the 2-second delay on-camera, which flashes a light out the front just as it's about to take the shot - this way I knew (in the dark, noisy jetty) when to start making my movements.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 30" @ f/11, ISO 400 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Crop
  2. Presence: Contrast +30, highlights -65, blacks -40, clarity +45, vibrance +15

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9 Responses to “Redcliffe Jetty #3 – Ghost Selfie”

  1. Sheridan Tighe

    +Alan Warren
    That didn’t really work out this time. It started raining just as he was trying it. Maybe when it’s a bit more dry and Mick’s had a bit more sleep :-)


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