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IreneM


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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: Local lake
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: f22
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25 s
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Aaargh! The horizon tilt… and I didn’t notice it until the comments started coming in!
The crazy thing is, I looked at the image at least a thousand times before entering it.
The tilt definitely cost me a lot of points but I’m happy that the score is nearer 6 than 5.

When I read that the challenge was called HDR II I thought I’d sit it out because I hadn’t a clue what it is. I knew what hdr images looked like but that was it.
However, I couldn’t get it out of my mind so I read as much as I could find on the subject and downloaded the Photomatix trial software, loved the result and ended up paying for a licence.

Photographing the frames and working on them brought me the same peaceful feeling as IR photography does, so I know this is going to be something I’ll be doing a lot of (and in future I’ll make sure I get the horizon straight ;-))

Thanks so much for the constructive and helpful comments.

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.9296
Avg (commenters): 5.7059
Avg (participants): 5.4884
Avg (non-participants): 6.2655
Views since voting: 1391
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 199
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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09/21/2009 02:54:41 PM
I love your comments on this, Irene. And the photo. Beautifully done.
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09/21/2009 09:40:21 AM
Gooooooooooooooo Irene! I actually really like this picture ... gave you 10!
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09/21/2009 01:46:56 AM
Originally posted by rinac:

Still a very stunning image Irene. Maybe you just need to prop up one of the legs of your desk? ;)

LOL! Maybe I should just get a grid line display in my next glasses ;-))

Message edited by author 2009-09-21 01:47:23.
09/21/2009 01:07:00 AM
Still a very stunning image Irene. Maybe you just need to prop up one of the legs of your desk? ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 09:51:08 PM
beautiful... love the gold
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09/20/2009 07:33:13 PM
Beautiful place.
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09/20/2009 01:09:53 PM
I`d make sure the lines were 100% horizontal.
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09/20/2009 04:15:26 AM
One of my favs to be on the front page for sure...amazing hues and tones and the focus is dead on.
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09/19/2009 11:04:36 PM
Needs a slight CW rotation.
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09/19/2009 07:11:05 PM
what a pity the horizon is tilted.
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09/18/2009 05:00:35 PM
The first thing I noticed in this image is the horizon being off. It is very distracting for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2009 05:37:04 PM
There is a visible tilt that is really hurting the impact for me. I like the effort to use muted tones for this scene.
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09/17/2009 04:07:23 PM
Two things from me:
- The pier isn't square to the camera, the tilt makes me dizzy
- The bright patch in the clouds is distracting.

The composition is very nice but a different time of day and squared camera would have gone gang-busters for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 09:47:43 PM
The tilt bothers me, but water is pretty and colors are fantastic. Sky is a little too separated from the dock because it is so sepia and the dock has so much saturation. Nice try, but technical errors take it down to a five for me. Also, the dock doesn't really seem like a dock. I would have liked it more had that stone been an old wood dock falling to pieces. good try! You've got a great eye.
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09/16/2009 02:01:26 PM
Nice tones, but the horizon looks tilted to me.

Raj
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 08:14:51 AM
9
:)
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09/15/2009 05:25:19 PM
Lovely shot. I would prefer it much more if the horizon wasn't tilted but otherwise very nice and very peaceful. 8
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09/15/2009 01:57:17 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2009 01:41:08 AM
I like the scene, and the restrained HDR technique. I don't like the tilt of the dock. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2009 01:18:50 AM
beautiful scene
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09/14/2009 01:00:22 AM
The slightly tilted horizon hurts and otherwise really nice image
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