Image taken Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Posted Friday, April 25, 2014
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


Two police motorcycles being ridden with red and blue flashing lights.


Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Surfers Paradise Festival parade. Police doing dual roles - escort and PR.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Sony RX100 II
Lens: Sony RX100M2 fixed lens 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 (28-105mm equivalent) @ 10.4mm
Exposure: 1/200" @ f/1.8, ISO 2500 (0/10)

Post processing:

Lightroom 5 -

  1. Basic: Highlights -30, shadows +100, white clipping +50, black clipping +50 (to lighten all areas, but maintain a dark background)
  2. Saturation: Red -10 (this tends the colour toward grey)
  3. Luminance: Red +65, orange +45, magenta +100 (this actually tends the colours toward white)
  4. Noise reduction: Luminance +45, detail +100

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