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Challenge: Brown (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Nikon
Location: England
Date: Dec 19, 2006
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2006

OMG! I was expecting a new Personal best but not a ribbon, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!

The blue stuff is actually mist that went a bit crazy after I tone mapped the image giving it a strange effect, I quite liked it, however, it this was advanced editing I would of dealt with a few bad points in this shot including the strange blue mist and the white blown SUN around the crane.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for my first ever ribbon, All I can say is "MAN THAT WAS HARD".


Here is the original shot
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and the tonemapped original(I will be using this shot for a print)
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Somebody was interested to know how this was done, well it was pretty simple really to be honest, I used PHOTOMATIX to tone map a single JPG then i exported to PHOTOSHOP where I played with the HUE/SATURATION to create a general BROWN flavour, some CONT/BRIGHT adjustment layering. basically that was it and done a USM on it all.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 306
Avg (all users): 6.9118
Avg (commenters): 8.2692
Avg (participants): 6.5851
Avg (non-participants): 7.1909
Views since voting: 17493
Views during voting: 367
Votes: 204
Comments: 81
Favorites: 34 (view)


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01/15/2007 12:44:35 PM
congrats!!!!!!!
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01/03/2007 01:12:50 PM
GOHON! sorry for late for comment ...because i was too much busy for slave for you ... so for give me.. yohoho.
Congrats on your first ribbon!!! I was waiting this time from looooong time ago ! Yattane Marac! omedetohhhh!! daisuki!
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01/02/2007 04:53:22 PM
congrats on the red ribbon, i think you deserved it. Hopefully this`ll be the start of many ribbon shots from you Marac!
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01/02/2007 11:03:13 AM
Hi. Congrats on your ribbon. And I see you got one step further up the ladder on account of a dq. My first ribbon came after a dq, but a ribbon just the same :)
I really love your shot Marac and it sure deserves a ribbon. Hope you get another soon, you deserve it.
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01/02/2007 12:37:28 AM
By looking at your original this is not a great shot. Actually, its very average from a Photography standpoint. This is an example of very nice post processing. Congrats on your ribbon.
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01/01/2007 04:13:35 PM
Irie Marac!!! Big Up everytime, sight!?
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01/01/2007 12:07:43 PM
Well it's a FUNKY way to win a red ribbon but i ACCEPT *GRIN*
01/01/2007 07:27:33 AM
Very nice shot,congratulations!!
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01/01/2007 12:55:37 AM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/30/2006 08:14:59 PM
I looked at all 3... I am glad you chose the tonemapped one for a print... I like that one a LOT!! Congratulations on the ribbon! :D
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12/29/2006 06:41:02 PM
Originally posted by phototrap:

This is no longer a photograph.


Then please explain what it has become...
12/29/2006 06:40:25 PM
Originally posted by snackwells:

While this is an exceptional photograph, unless I'm mistaken, tone mapping in Photomatix is not considered legal under basic rules. Yes? No? Maybe?


It is legal if you use tonemapping on a single JPG and apply it to the whole image, and this has already been validated. Thank you

Message edited by author 2006-12-29 21:20:41.
12/29/2006 06:37:21 PM
This is no longer a photograph.
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12/29/2006 06:24:13 PM
While this is an exceptional photograph, unless I'm mistaken, tone mapping in Photomatix is not considered legal under basic rules. Yes? No? Maybe?
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12/29/2006 02:15:48 PM
A lot of dodging done here !
Congrats on the ribbon,I would give it 1,honest :-)
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12/29/2006 11:09:10 AM
Yeah! Told ya you dork that you would ribbon sooner rather than later, you should listen to me more often cause obviously I know what I am talking about, hehehe :P

Congrats!
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12/29/2006 07:34:49 AM
I love this image! any chance for a 'step-by-step' type thing for us noobs? :)
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12/28/2006 01:29:32 PM
Almost like a painting. Great shot.
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12/28/2006 09:22:20 AM
Great photo, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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12/28/2006 07:46:56 AM
way to go MAK! congratulations! a good sign for 2007!
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12/27/2006 11:00:20 PM
congrats on the ribbon mate. Nice to see you making progress on the front page!

and futhermore: I'll do you for that.
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12/27/2006 09:52:09 PM
one of my fav during the challenge! Congratulations on the ribbon
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12/27/2006 08:53:40 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!! I love this shot so much and gave it a 10. Well done!!!!
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12/27/2006 07:47:35 PM
Great shot MAK and congrats on your ribbon.
It sounds like you have an affinity with this place and I think you have done it justice.
Simple image but so effective.
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12/27/2006 06:33:11 PM
Well deserved! Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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12/27/2006 04:24:49 PM
Very cool shot!! Congrats on the new personal best and on the yellow ribbon!!
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12/27/2006 04:12:56 PM
Thank you so much everyone for making my week.

Reading some of things people have said about this shot, which is a simple shot of a bridge where i grew up as a child, I remember standing in this same very spot with a group of friends for hours, chatting and hanging out, it was OUR bridge. There used to be a cafe with a snooker table in at the bottom of the bridge but it has long gone now. The view remains the same of cause but the trains that pass have changed. It means a lot to me because I shoot for myself, granted my editing has come a long way since I joined DPC but I still shoot to please myself and when a photograph that means so much to me personally can have a warming effect on many people across the world it makes me feel wonderfull and was the perfect way to end the year.

Thank You
12/27/2006 03:47:06 PM
Marac, what a difference between your original and your edit! I mean, I would have given up on the original the moment I saw it. Yet you have revived it and given it CPR and it lives! well done on the ribbon
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12/27/2006 01:53:02 PM
Marac, Well done! Congratulations-you deserve it!
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12/27/2006 12:31:52 PM
Hey, Marac, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved ribbon! Way to go!!!!
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12/27/2006 11:48:38 AM
Awesome job and GRATS on the ribbon. :)
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12/27/2006 09:27:24 AM
Congrats Mak on the ribbon.
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12/27/2006 09:21:34 AM
i love the tone mapping on this. i need to get up to pseed on how to do it.
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12/27/2006 08:07:59 AM
Congratulations on the placing, and a great piece of editing....
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12/27/2006 08:00:40 AM
Great finish. Congrats!!
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12/27/2006 05:46:39 AM
congrats congrats congrats!
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12/27/2006 05:21:08 AM
Way to go!
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12/27/2006 05:11:09 AM
YEAH MAK!! Congratulations man! A ribbon and a PB to boot! Very cool image. You better be careful...the Femme Fatales may start courting you! ;)
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12/27/2006 04:36:37 AM
Nice one, Marac.
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12/27/2006 04:25:39 AM
Nice post-processing here, congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/27/2006 03:39:50 AM
feels like a painting, congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best score!!!
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12/27/2006 03:07:27 AM
:-) congrats...and Holiday Greetings!
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12/27/2006 02:52:59 AM
you deserve this man, enjoy the ribbon!
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12/27/2006 02:49:32 AM
Whoooohooooo for you ribboning! Congratulations on your first ribbon, Marac!
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12/27/2006 02:35:42 AM
I figured this might be you when I saw it. Nice basic tone mapping; glad I'm not the only one using it :-) Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/27/2006 01:45:37 AM
Congratulations for your result ...and the ribbon !!
Excellent shot, was in my favourites.
What are the blue areas in the top of the pic, at the limit of horizon ?
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12/27/2006 01:00:54 AM
You make brown look so incredibly beautiful!!! Way to go!!
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12/27/2006 12:51:07 AM
Beautiful... Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/27/2006 12:35:26 AM
Sensational work! Congratulations on your first ribbon!
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12/27/2006 12:31:58 AM
Hi Marac, huge congrats on your ribbon with this amazing shot.
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12/27/2006 12:31:47 AM
wow..Hanae comes home and MAK ribbons...concidence??hmmmmm...lol...lovely shot dear man
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12/27/2006 12:14:18 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2006 11:07:25 PM
I think this would have done well in the Pink Floyd challenge as well. Great shot and the tonemapping works well. Gives it a cool surreal look. Bumping up to 9.
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12/26/2006 11:01:51 PM
Nice feel. Interesting subject. Too much PP. 6
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12/26/2006 07:04:34 PM
Holy this is a great shot, i think it is definitely ribbon bound. Nice work. It almost looks HDR. Wow nice work again.
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12/26/2006 11:00:15 AM
A bit on the "unnatural" side... I fear the editing bug here... I would like to see the original "untouched" photograph...
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12/25/2006 07:12:56 PM
This is just amazing and I really like this effect that yu have achieved. The leading lines really help to make it stand out.....
I love the warm colors of the sky....
A simple composition, but with quite a lot going on.
Well done.
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12/25/2006 01:27:47 PM
Happy Holidays! 10
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12/22/2006 10:39:44 PM
Very nice! Looks a lot like a painting, except for the tower crane.
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12/22/2006 06:14:46 PM
Wow...nice range! I also see that it has been validated...congrats on a great image! 9
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12/22/2006 10:54:06 AM
very interesting to look at
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12/22/2006 08:59:01 AM
Does HDR go for basic editing?
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12/22/2006 08:39:02 AM
This looks like an old painting. The colors are beautiful and it turns what seems to be an ordinary landscape into a scene of beauty. I love this photograph!
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12/22/2006 08:16:58 AM
This really should ribbon. The detail is amazing. I love the sky.
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12/22/2006 08:12:26 AM
This is a great picture. I like the poistion of the train tracks. They really draw your eyes into the picture.
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12/21/2006 05:58:46 PM
My favourite. Very surreal feeling. Ubelievable light.
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12/21/2006 05:04:00 PM
Nice 21.gif Bear_Music processing! 7
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12/21/2006 04:20:26 PM
Beautiful post editing. I love it. Great use of HDR.
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12/21/2006 11:19:55 AM
stunning!
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12/21/2006 05:41:02 AM
Wow! HDR? I need to learn how to do this... I would've given you a ten had it not been for the strong white spot just below the crane off on the left side. I know, I'm being pretty picky here. Great job though!
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12/20/2006 11:06:00 PM
Cool...love the surrealistic look that you have obtained!
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12/20/2006 07:59:51 PM
is this straight from the camera?
regardless, this has a mood of brown
the clouds make the landscape work
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12/20/2006 06:36:09 PM
different but I like the look
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12/20/2006 03:43:48 PM
if you've done this with basic editing then far out & i love the smoke as a contrast to the sharp focus etc ... =8
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12/20/2006 03:28:25 PM
The antique feel of time passing in this picture is outstanding. Well done post processing. 10.
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12/20/2006 10:54:38 AM
Nice HDR use
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12/20/2006 08:56:05 AM
If I was there, I would stare out at the pensive, melancholy beauty for hours, lost in thought.
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12/20/2006 08:40:11 AM
nice ...HDR?
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12/20/2006 05:44:37 AM
not sure if this processing is legal....
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12/20/2006 03:23:10 AM
wow.. seems to be and hdr photo.. it is alla done with 1 exposition? very nice pic! 7!
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12/20/2006 02:05:48 AM
Excellent shot, the composition is very nice, the colours too !
What are the blue aeras at the limit of horizon ?
Great results, congratulations !
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