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Take Off at Mission: Space

By Cory Disbrow on August 18th, 2014   |    Posted in:  Daily Disney Photo   |    2 Comments

Today’s photo is from the Mission: Space exterior at Epcot.

Mission: Space at Epcot

Mission: Space at Epcot

This Mission: Space shot was taken at an aperture of f/22 to get that sweet sunburst action. When the light is really harsh in the middle of the day, these are fun shots that you can still look for even if the lighting isn’t as smooth or soft as you would like it to be. With a shot like this, I like to leave in the natural lens flare, so the green and yellow dots you see under the spaceship. They’re pretty tough to remove sometimes, and they are a natural result of shooting directly into the sun. On the other hand, when you shoot at f/22, it reveals all of the dust and speckles on the sensor of your camera. I had about 45 spots of dust I needed to remove in Lightroom. Thankfully, this is a super easy and mindless process using the Healing tool in Lightroom. Just pick the size of the circle, click over the dust, and poof, it’s gone.

This Mission: Space photo was taken with the Sony a7 and the Zeiss 55mm F1.8 lens, both of which are available at Amazon. Thanks for looking!

2 Comments

  1. david v   |   Aug 18, 2014

    I agree leaving the natural lens flare there. For a shot like this, shooting directly into the sun will produce a silhouette spaceship correct? What was your technique for bringing the details of the spaceship back out?

    • Cory Disbrow   |   Aug 19, 2014

      David,

      Thanks for reading. The Sony a7 has some pretty significant dynamic range, so just by sliding up the shadows slider in Lightroom, I was able to recover all of that detail. No masking required!

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