Silent Passage

Silent Passage

THE PHOTO:
I don’t know why (it’s probably the 6 beers I just had before posting this), but I don’t think this image is related to flatulence. In fact its another in the series of hot-air balloons from a couple of weekends ago.

POST PROCESSING:
Surprisingly for a simple shot, this needed a lot of post processing – mainly to get the landscape and foreground balance in check. The balloons were mostly in shadow in the original and the camera warm white-balance threw things out a bit with a blown-out sky. Apart from my standard stuff (USM, levels/curves), shadow/highlights was more influential in this shot than anything else.

    EXIF:

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.3
  • Camera: NIKON D2X
  • Taken: 8 November, 2009
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
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