Challenge: Bubbles III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Kitchen sink
Date: Jan 18, 2010
Galleries: Abstract, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010
|Note to DPC/SC: My camera's date/time is set to UTC; I had this approved by the SC when I first joined dpchallenge.
A little more abstract than what I usually shoot, so this was fun to play with. I doubt it will do well, but I'm trying to put myself back into submitting to challenges for a while.
Shot in my kitchen... Dishes soaking in the dish-water. The black background in a knife handle. Lighting was an SB-800 off-camera right and an SB-R200 with blue gel off camera left, both fired wirelessly via CLS. Played with the flash settings to balance the blue/white dominance.
I expect voters will think I've jacked up the white balance to get the blue -- but it's the blue gel on the SB-R200 speedlight.
"Just submit it."
Shot indoors, on tripod, wired remote. Shot with Sigma 70-300/4-5.6 macro lens at 300mm, iso 200, f/16, 1/200. CLS flash - group A, SB-800 off camera right at -2EV; group B, SB-R200 off camera left at +1EV.
NOTE: I AM NOT REQUESTING "CRITIQUE CLUB" FEEDBACK. If you are in the Critique Club and feel the need to leave a critique... let that feeling pass, please. Thanks and have a great day.
Note, for those who have trouble understanding Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw: By listing my development settings here, I am showing the current develop / ACR settings used to convert this image from raw/NEF to a jpg image. It does NOT mean I have actually adjusted all of these settings. However, anyone can set development defaults to *any* setting they choose, so there is no true "default" for any setting, aside from zero, which is perfectly flat. To correctly reproduce a challenge submission from an original camera file, as the challenge rules require, *all* development settings need to be retained and verified. To look at this list and say "that's a lot of post-processing" is missing the basic concept of Lightroom, development settings and default values.
RAW/NEF -> Lightroom
WB Temp -> 5150 (as shot, flash setting)
WB Tint -> -4 (as shot, flash setting)
Exposure -> +1.02
Recovery -> 0
Fill Light -> 0
Blacks -> 31
Brightness -> +52
Contrast -> +25
Clarity -> +45
Vibrance -> +18
Saturation -> +0
Tone Curve: Strong Contrast
HSL: (all settings 0)
Amount -> 110
Radius -> 1.2
Detail -> 70
Masking -> 52
Luminance -> 0
Color -> 25
All other settings 0, unless noted
Export as JPG, sRGB, quality 100, 800 longest edge, minimize metadata, processed by LR2/Mogrify to set quality to constrain output file to <300kB.