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Thursday, January 15, 2009

E-30 and Shah Alam Stadium

There's a nice vantage point overseeing the Shah Alam stadium. One fine morning, I went there to make this shot.

The crusty concrete structure, decaying with moss required the monotone treatment to enliven its magnificence. I chose ART5 GRAINY FILM filter for this shot. It was perfect.

This shot was made with the Zuiko Digital ED9-18mm f4-5.6 lens, using these settings: 17mm, F10, 1/250s, ISO200

The bottom picture was a post-processed job from the RAW file. By using the Monotone mode with Red filter and the Noise Filter to OFF, I set the base for the exposure. Then, I upped the contrast by 50 points, along with aggressive S-curve manipulation to match the above picture.

Quite a close match; disregarding the grainy effect. One thing to point out, the post-processed image lacked the gritty and raw edge to the overall feel compared to the Grainy Film.

Noise is GOOD!!!

Click on the image to see 25% crop 1024 x 768.

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