Thursday, October 14, 2010

People-Mover Hospital

Bus Garage

Many things need to happen for the buses at the agency where I work to keep them on the road and getting the masses from point A to point B in their daily routines.  Everything from driving, to dispatching, to security, to customer service, to marketing, to planning, to IT, etc., must all work together everyday to get the bus to where it has to go.  There are so many things that happen harmoniously from day-to-day that it sometimes make my head spin.  One of the most vital things is, of course, maintenance of the vehicles, and that's where this shot comes in.  This is one of the main maintenance bays where the vehicles get serviced.  It's pretty impressive to walk through there and see these massive machines up on lifts getting worked on. The buses look sort of like they're lined up like patients in hospital beds where the "doctors" make their rounds and get the "patients" back to health. It's one facet of what happens here, but it's a lot more interesting that shooting a rack of servers or some file cabinets in an office, even though those things are equally important.

This shot was processed as usual except for one thing... The light at the top center of the shot had sort of a red hue to it.  To correct that, I opened Nik Viveza 2, put a control point right on the light and adjusted the color and hue to give a slight electric blue/green hue, yet keeping it mostly white. 

Other setting include:
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM Autofocus Zoom
ISO: 200
Aperture: f11
Exposure Bias: -0.00
Shutter: 0.8
Focal Length: 10mm
Mode: Aperture Priority
Bracketing: 5 exposures with EVs ranging from -2 to +2 at 1 stop intervals
White Balance: Auto
Tripod: Induro AB0
Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release Cord

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