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by on Jan.30, 2015, under Life, Photography

After visiting the famous Adelaide Central Market we headed back into the city. On the way past Victoria Square we were walking down King William Road when we were passing by the Australia Post office.

Now normally you wouldn’t give an Australia Post shop a seconds thought but even from the outside the old architecture looked intriguing enough for me to venture inside for a quick look. So one of my daughters and I headed inside whilst the rest of the family continued blissfully down the street.

The interior is awesome and I could have spent ages in here making compositions – time was very short however so after a few takes with the 24-70 (my current favourite walkaround lens) I quickly switched to the new Samyang 14mm to try and fit it all in.

Squatting on the floor amongst all the Australia Post shop paraphernalia 🙂 I lined myself directly in the middle of the floor under this fabulous light fixture and pointed up for this shot. This is actually a three bracket HDR (0, -2 and +2EV) which I’ve processed with a natural tone mapping profile. I was originally intending on converting the result to monochrome (as I usually do for these types of architectural shots) but I liked the original green and yellow colouring they had so I’ve kept it.

The Samyang 14mm has hellacious distortion but the Lightroom lens correction profile I’ve got loaded for this lens does a remarkably good job of correcting a lot of the wavy moustache distortion (you should see this uncorrected! – sigh…).

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NIKON D600 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 1/30 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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