After yesterday's rather over-the-top HDR I thought it was about time for something a little less (over-)processed. So here's a reasonably straight shot, processed almost entirely with ACR.

On a related matter: I upgraded to CS4 a little while ago, not because I thought there would be any real benefit, but because I thought I ought to keep up-to-date for the tutorials. Anyway, the changes between CS3 and CS4 aren't massively significant, but one change that I do like is that there is now a post-crop vignette tool within ACR; i.e. you can add a vignette after you have cropped an image. As I often crop to 2x1, 1x1 and 16x9 this is a useful addition, and while it's an effect that can be easily achieved in Photoshop, it's good to be able to add it from the outset.

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
cropped?
10.52am on 31/12/08
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
60mm
f/3.5
1/100
aperture priority
+1
evaluative
100
no
RAW
ACR
16x9
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