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21-Oct-2012 Petr Nestratov


Diwali festival of lights in Wellington, New Zealand

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital
25s f/11.0 at 18.0mm iso200 full exif

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Lensrentals27-Oct-2013 15:44
For this shot, I used a Sigma 18-55 f/2.8-4.5, at 18mm; this means a heavy dose of barrel distortion and vignetting. To get rid of that, I used the lens profile in Lightroom which corrects the distortion, vignetting, and aberrations. On top of that, I went ahead and did some manual keystone adjustments to make those verticals actually vertical. Finally, I noticed that the demosaicing algorithm had some trouble with the fireworks, creating a lot of jaggy lines. I toned that down a bit with a blurring brush, making the lines a bit smoother.

Other information about the shot: it was taken last year in Wellington, New Zealand during the Diwali festival of lights. Shot at ISO-200 (the base ISO for the Maxxum 7d; don't want to lose any of that dynamic range shooting at 100!), f/11, 25 seconds exposure.
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