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Photo Friday ‘Black & White’ Winner – Sasha!

What camera did you use? Canon EOS 1000D w/18-55mm Lens Kit

What settings did you use? Shutter speed 1/250s, Aperture: F11, ISO: 200

Did you edit this image, if so what did you do and with what program? I took this shot (as 99% of time time) in RAW format. I have used Adobe Lightroom 4 to reveal more of the details in the shadows areas and decrease highlights on the sky in the background, that way getting a more even range of tones in the photo. If I shot this in JPEG I would never be able to recover tones in that measure. I used Nick Silver FX software to convert to Black and White. I usually start from one of the pre-sets that are most similar to the look I am trying to achieve and then I customize further until I am satisfied with the results. Then I exported to JPEG when everything was finished.

Do you have any advice for our community of photographers? I made at least 50 photos from that position in that week, and although they were OK, aesthetically they always looked empty to me – I felt something is missing. And then…you simply get lucky 🙂

Where was this photo taken? I took this photo at beautiful Redcliffe Peninsula where I live.

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