Image taken Saturday, May 4, 2013. Posted Sunday, May 5, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Southbank, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

This is for the get-pushed-41 challenge from @mbrunner: "to capture motion. could be traffic, people, sports, whatever moves. if this is too boring - an extra: 'motion with emotion'."

It is the Buddha's birthday celebration all weekend at Southbank. At the western end of the parkland a stage was set up with heaps of food stalls and bouncy castles. These guys were dancing in front of the stage. Emotion would be happiness!

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 USM IS @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/30" @ f/2.5, ISO 6400 (Av f/2.5, rest auto)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Adjust white balance to 3.3K (not quite Tungsten) (I had flouro set manually in camera)
  2. Crop
There was a very heavy magenta cast to the highlights due to lighting from the stage.
  1. Exposure -0.5 stops, highlights +30, shadows -25, whites -20 to try to combat this (best thing is to turn the magentas into white, got some of the way there)

The wash-up:

I tried a lot of things to get rid of that magenta cast, but couldn't work it out.

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