Image taken Sunday, February 10, 2013. Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Red light shining through a damaged wall, in an eerie, gothic fashion.


Seven Hills TAFE, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

I saw these walls had had some holes kicked through and wanted to shine some lights through them into the room. Alan set up his big tripod with a red gel light and we hit it with the long exposures.

This is not originally what I had in mind (I wanted dust in the air and the light hitting that, but after a moment's reflection, kicking up dust in here seemed like a really bad idea).

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 120" @ f/3.5, ISO 800 (0/1)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. White balance correction: set to Cloudy. (I knew the camera's auto white balance was wrong but I didn't care in this case because I knew I could correct in post).
  2. Presence: Highlights -35, shadows +40, black clipping +15.
  3. Noise reduction: luminance +20, colour +60
  4. ACR lens correction profile for EF-S 15-85
  5. ACR lens correction (manual): vertical +4, horizontal -10 (to straighten the wall and roof in the top left of the frame).

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