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Ken


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Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: MIchigan City, IN
Date: Oct 25, 2007
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.8, 1.6, 2.5
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2007

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Comments: 11
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We went to the beach tonight to shoot but missed the sunset by a bit. By the time I got out to the pier it was just a bit late but we decided to see what we could get with longer exposures.

For some reason tonight the power plant wasn't running; not sure why it's down sometimes. Anyway, I bracketed a lot of shots for this but they came out really grainy so I ended up using just 3 for HDR/tonemapping.

Once in PS I applied NI, boosted levels, applied NikEfex Midnight filter which gave it the eerie effect, just in time for Halloween. A bit of color dodging/burning (using existing colors in sky), and painted the power plant orange instead of the bright yellow. The dark vignette on right and right bottom was natural in the picture so I added a bit more to left and top to balance it out.

Note to self: check your ISO, check your ISO, check your ISO. Lots of grain at 400 shot at night!

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10/28/2007 05:07:53 PM
Wow, good thing you accidently left the the ISO at the wrong setings or you wouldn't have this beautiful, surrealistic image!! This is so brooding and pretty in a dark way. Wonderful editing skills on this one!!
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10/28/2007 04:37:40 PM
Originally posted by jenesis:

Very apocalyptic looking. That sky and it's reflections in the water are amazing.


Agreed
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10/27/2007 11:43:55 PM
Very apocalyptic looking. That sky and it's reflections in the water are amazing.
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10/27/2007 11:30:37 PM
creepy! it looks like a background for a green-screened movie set...maybe a superhero movie. can't you just see the batplane flying around in the air?

well, maybe not. but i think it's damned fine.
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10/27/2007 12:51:15 AM
But this is BEAUTIFUL! That golden glow on the buldings, and that Icelandic look of the clouds and water: magNIFICENT!!!!
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10/26/2007 04:00:44 PM
The noise at relatively low ISO is my biggest gripe about my rebel. :( Someday . . .

I lvoe the "glow" this shot has.
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10/26/2007 11:34:38 AM
This is SOOOO wonderful!! Looks like a magic city, dark magic of course :-) The reflections, the slice of blue sky, the orange, the overall effect -- really, I love this so much!
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10/26/2007 09:00:03 AM
Oh my!! That is wonderful. It almost has a painting quality. The clouds of gray to black with the red orange of the glowing building - not to mention its reflection. WOWZA. Loving it for sure. That filter is excellent. I'll have to check it out.
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10/26/2007 08:18:32 AM
Really really beautiful- I wouldn't say that about just any power plant photo :)
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10/26/2007 07:53:00 AM
Very nice. I like the warm glow and the sky gives depth.
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10/26/2007 01:46:39 AM
Far out! Has a Gotham City feel to it. Love the orangey glow and the reflection. Excellent PP.
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