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Better Get to Livin'

The title comes from a Dolly Parton song. Here's my favourite line...


Get your dreams in line and then just shine, refine, define 'till they come true.


Here's a link to the video clip. Amy Sedaris, is hilarious in it.



Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Exposure: 13 exposures (2,1.66.-1.33,-1,.66,.33,0,.33,.66,+1,+1.33,+1.66+2 EV)

Aperture: f/18

Focal Length: 21 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Accessories: Expodisc, Manfrotto 190XB Tripod, Manfrotto 322RC2 Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head, Canon RC1 Wireless Remote

Date and Time: 09 August 2009 2.44pm


Post Processing:

Imported into Lightroom

Exported 13 exposures to Photomatix

Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option

Re-imported back into Lightroom

Exported HDR and 0 EV exposure to CS3 and layered HDR on top of 0 EV

Brush tool to even out the contrast

Curves layer for contrast

Unsharp Mask

Re-imported back into Lightroom

Added keyword metadata

Exported as JPEG


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Taken on August 9, 2009