Taken with the Nikon D40 in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 10, 2009. Manual Exposure Mode, 50mm, 1/100 sec at f/4, ISO 200, Nikon Raw Format converted to Adobe DNG format. Edited in Lightroom 2.2.
After we rented a few nice lenses for the recent wedding we shot, I did a little personal photowalk around the hills above SLC to spend some more time with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens (freaking awesome lens by the way). I stumbled upon this scene just off of main street (I almost missed it). I was so excited!! How I love expressions of urban culture.
The texture in the wood, smooth lines of the moto, and the fascinating look of the pavement (love the ice-melt) really jump out in my mind. I tweeked the colors slightly (adding vibrance while dropping the overall saturation) to give the photo a little more retro look and kicked up the contrast using the contrast slider and the tone curve. I fixed the vertical lines in photoshop too. I copied some screen clippings of the panels below if anyone cares. Is that useful to anyone?
Please send any questions in the comments. I hope you enjoy this photo and hope you enjoy yourself behind the lens!