Image taken Saturday, June 30, 2012. Posted Saturday, July 21, 2012
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


A paranoid man sitting on a couch made of tile with heavily graffitied surroundings.


Seven Hills, Qld
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Spent an afternoon and evening at the abandoned TAFE. This is a concrete couch with tiles. Mick is paranoid.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 15mm
Exposure: 31/1" @ f/5.0, ISO 400 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Exposure +0.85 stops
  2. Curves: Hightlights -100, lights +55, darks -5, shadows +10
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +25
  4. Post-crop vingetting: Amount -100, midpoint 43, roundness -3, feather 100 (to create the claustrophobic feel)
  5. Crop and rotate

The wash-up:

This was Mick's idea and he executed it perfectly.

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