50mm – Response to Photo Editing QuestionPosted: March 13, 2012
50mm Experiment subscriber vk asked a a questions regarding the post processing technique I used on this photo.
Here’s what she wanted to know:
So vk, here’s the original with no post processing applied:
No, it wasn’t taken at night, and although editing in Lightroom magnifies the effect, it isn’t a Lightroom filter either!
I purposely underexposed the photo. This was to maximize the effect of the sunstars that I knew I could get by using a small aperture (in this case f16) on my 50mm f1.8 lens.
What I didn’t like is the blue coloured flare and faded colour due to underexposure took away from the photo. Often when I see colour taking away from a photo, I will switch to Black & White. So with a bit of tweaking, I got the final image:
1/640 sec at f16, ISO 200
Edited in Lightroom
Captured January 28, 2012
If you have any questions about this or any other photo I’ve taken, please ask!
Post 1 – Port Arthur Prison Ruins & Background Information
Post 2 – Port Arthur Prison Bar Sunstars – black & white
Post 2b – Response to Photo Editing Question
Post 3 – Port Arthur Prison Ruins – black and white
Post 4 – Port Arthur Prison Bar Sunstars
Post 5 – Port Arthur Prison Bars
Post 6 – Port Arthur Guard Tower