Image taken Monday, February 18, 2013. Posted Monday, September 23, 2013
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A seal's head emerging from water


Seaworld, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At Seaworld and this is the new seal exhibit. These guys did a lot of diving under water and breaking through the surface.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 85mm
Exposure: 1/125" @ f/5.6, ISO 800 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Preset: Eric Kim's Dramatic B&W
  2. Crop
  3. Shadows -100, white clipping -35, black clipping -100, clarity +15
  4. Curves: Lights +30, darks -15
  5. Noise reduction: luminance +40

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