Unbridled Cynicism

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FFXIII photoshoot - Hope and Lightning

Went to help out on a shoot today around Bicentennial Park and Homebush Station. Figuring I might as well have a camera, I hauled along the D800 with 80-200/2.8 attached.

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Caption: 1/8000 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 200, 80.0 mm on NIKON D800

Outdoor lighting was way too harsh for a lot of impromptu shooting, but silhouettes are pretty cool.

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Caption: Hey therrrrree — 1/250 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 140, 116.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/500 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 640, 200.0 mm on NIKON D800

The Cityrail staffer on duty at the station was kind enough to let us through the gates, and we shot some nice stuff through golden hour. With sunlight streaming in through the station entrance I realised that something nice could probably had with contrasty shadows, so I flipped over to b/w.

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Caption: 1/500 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 100, 80.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: Hope is so short! — 1/8000 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 100, 185.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: 1/8000 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 100, 200.0 mm on NIKON D800

And this is what I spent a few hours on last night, exercising my weak photoshop-fu. This guy’s howto was most helpful on achieving the text effects.

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Caption: Similar deal, but her shape isn’t strong enough to pull off the same effect — 1/8000 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 100, 200.0 mm on NIKON D800

Once the sun was gone, we bailed out and wrapped up the shoot with a few structures around the ANZ stadium.

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Caption: Some meaningless hipster shit — 1/500 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 140, 200.0 mm on NIKON D800

It looks like the whole area is set for a big V8 racing event coming up soon, there’s concrete barricades lining some of the roads and viewing platforms nearby. It’d be pretty cool to drive down I reckon.

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Caption: Candid portrait thing — 1/250 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 800, 100.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: P’toing! — 1/250 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 900, 125.0 mm on NIKON D800

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Caption: Weapon swap! — 1/160 sec. at f/2.8, ISO 720, 80.0 mm on NIKON D800