Image taken Friday, November 30, 2012. Posted Friday, March 8, 2013
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)


New Farm, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

At our work xmas party, these guys performed.

The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX-DC @ 30mm
Exposure: 1/60" @ f/1.4, ISO 1600 (0/3)

Post processing:

Lightroom 4 -

  1. Presence: Highlights -35
  2. Colour temperature -450 to 3.2K (not quite tungsten, which is 2.8K)
  3. Noise reduction: Luminance +15
  4. Crop and rotate slightly
  5. Spot exposure to lighten the face of the girl on the left

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24 Responses to “Vulcana”

  1. Mick Porter

    True, it's the e-mount 2.8 that is on its way. Sigma listed a 1.4 as being e-mount, but it seems to be a mistake – they were the specs I saw.

  2. Al Warren

    I'd suggest the bridge loop in town this weekend but I've got a boo-boo on my ankle from falling down the stairs at Gailes rail station. Fell hard, big fall. 

  3. Mick Porter

    Ankle injuries are not cool. Did anyone film your fall and stick it on YouTube? I've only got 1 model shoot this weekend now too, need to do some family stuff though.

  4. Al Warren

    Well nobody saw me fall but there were 3 surveillance cameras pointing at me at the time. Just missed a step walking down the rail bridge and tumbled like Eddie Murphy's Aunt Bunnie all the way to the bottom. No crutches, I'm tough like a muffiker xD

  5. Mike Hendren

    +Alan Warren There's method to my madness for small cameras and lenses – it makes it easier to carry a bigger gun and extra mags. I take my concealed carry permit privileges very seriously. 🙂

  6. Mick Porter

    So +Mike Hendren how was that a bad thing for us? Did I miss something, because most of us in this country seem quite happy to know that the guy over the road probably isn't packing a Bushmaster. Most women and children in domestic violence situations certainly. Is there something we as a country have missed here?

  7. Al Warren

    I could have used a handgun while I was working in HQ last week…twice. I was right next door to the ballistics lab, too.


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