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Challenge: HDR IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: Nov 15, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2011

4 exposure HDR

[Nov. 22nd, 2011 05:14:53 PM]

This is the main lobby of the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. The hotel just turned 101 years old. Really cool architecture. This is a 4 exposure HDR processed using Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 6, with a touch of Topaz Adjust 5 thrown in for good measure. A little over the top I know, but the grand architecture seemed to warrant it.

Post Challenge:

Thanks to everyone for the great comments and PB score! Much appreciated!

Here is a shot of the lounge bathroom at this hotel
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 98
Avg (all users): 7.5976
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.1695
Avg (non-participants): 7.8381
Views since voting: 6848
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 164
Comments: 51
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/09/2012 12:34:53 PM
Wow! Great details!
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12/02/2011 12:24:45 PM
Beautiful capture. Really love this makes me want to go stay there. Congrats on your Ribbon!!!
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12/01/2011 01:17:17 PM
Hi, just discovered this photograph while looking into hdr photography.
This is one of the most stunning interior photographs i have ever seen,
it deserves first place and has inspired me to start experimenting with hdr.
Congratulations.
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12/01/2011 08:00:18 AM
how long did it take you to create this?
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11/30/2011 09:49:01 PM
beautiful scene, good job on the ribbon.
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11/29/2011 11:22:17 PM
Lovely work, glad it ribboned! Congrats on the red.
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11/29/2011 07:43:54 AM
Congrats Danny, what a great shot and processing. Well done!
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11/28/2011 09:53:40 PM
This is just beautiful!
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11/28/2011 11:28:06 AM
Terrific Danny!!!! Congrats on a PB, and such a fantastic finish!!!!
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11/28/2011 09:39:18 AM
Danny, wow! Big congrats on this fantastic score and the Red! Really gorgeous image. Very well done! (too bad it doesn't count for WPL)
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11/28/2011 08:48:10 AM
Nice Job Danny...Congrats!!!
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11/28/2011 08:07:43 AM
This had to ribbon. Gorgeous. Congrats!
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11/28/2011 07:00:53 AM
Congratulations , a well deserved ribbon.
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11/28/2011 01:51:03 AM
Congratulations Daniel on your ribbon and PB! I love the tints you obtained with your processing, greatly done.
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11/28/2011 01:45:51 AM
This Image had to ribbon. Deservingly so. For once I could predict a ribbon :)
Congratulations
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11/28/2011 12:55:33 AM
Well, a ribbon was so predictable here... :-)). Congratulations!!!
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11/28/2011 12:42:10 AM
Gorgeous pp!
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11/28/2011 12:29:51 AM
Amazing! great colors and atmosphere!
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11/28/2011 12:22:51 AM
This is the kind of thing that HDR really really does well, and you did it perfectly. Congrats on the ribbon, though I had it pegged for the blue!
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11/28/2011 12:19:32 AM
Congratulations Danny! I only wish this score could have counted for our team - so repeat this result next week please ;)
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11/28/2011 12:16:51 AM
Wow...I really didn't think this one would ribbon (keeping it real here lol ;)) just because it was so processed and seemed rather "flat" in appearance because of the processing style that DPCers usually don't like.

Congrats on doing what seemed like "the impossible" with this one. :)

Message edited by author 2011-11-28 00:17:27.
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11/28/2011 12:10:52 AM
I think it's perfect for the space. There is so much going on and I want to check out every nook and cranny. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2011 07:31:08 PM
A little overdone, but I still really like it.
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11/26/2011 10:54:24 PM
Breathtaking. Has the look of a ribbon winner
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11/26/2011 12:55:29 PM
Ohh... lovely! 8
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11/26/2011 01:18:06 AM
Wow. They should pay you for this photograph to update their brochure. STUNNING. 10
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11/25/2011 06:25:00 PM
Incredible example of HDR processing. So much color and detail. Love this entry!
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11/24/2011 08:20:44 PM
Superb. 10
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11/24/2011 06:31:08 PM
Very nice! Looks like an illustration!
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11/24/2011 03:53:51 PM
Simply stunning photo. Fabulous use of HDR. 10
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11/24/2011 11:47:27 AM
very beautiful, well done !!
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11/24/2011 02:25:55 AM
What a magnificent place, and really well captured
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11/23/2011 07:59:55 PM
Magnificent!!! Excellent job!!!
I don't get tired of coming to this over and over again. So rich of details... And the warm colours make it so inviting be in!
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11/23/2011 06:28:26 AM
5star place and a 5 star image. Love HDR in this genre. Comp also works well here. 8
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11/23/2011 04:50:41 AM
Congratulations on your incoming blue ribbon! You're out of the league. The detail, light and color is fantastic everywhere in the picture. The only thing missing is Hercule Poirot in the chair sipping tea.
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11/23/2011 12:58:40 AM
Stunning detail top work 10
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11/22/2011 12:42:45 PM
This is getting the only 10 from me in this challenge. I didn't even give any 9s just a couple of 8s. This is one of the best HDR pics I've seen. Congrats, I really hope this gets blue! Where is this?
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11/22/2011 09:12:12 AM
Very lovely colours. I think the crop is a bit too tight (did lens lens go wider?) Alternatively, you could have cropped the plant on the left, the chair on the right, and the window in the ceiling a bit different.

This will score well, though. Congratulations :)
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11/22/2011 08:54:16 AM
Oh Yeah, very grand. 10
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11/21/2011 11:49:30 PM
Has the exact look of interiors from older books on "ameublement", furnishing and easy life. I am not fond of it as a photograph but it's extremely useful as reference.
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11/21/2011 11:31:20 PM
Amazing
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11/21/2011 11:09:06 PM
wow ++
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11/21/2011 09:34:18 PM
I like all the details. Great processing w/o looking like over the top Topazing. Just my opinion. My top pick so far.
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11/21/2011 08:29:23 PM
Wow! Would love to know where this is. VERY nice shot!
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11/21/2011 08:22:29 PM
WOW That's some kind of lobby.
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11/21/2011 08:16:32 PM
Very heavily PP'ed.....but it works. Well. You have such a huge tonal range in this image, that HDR worked beautifully. Well done, top 5 for me.
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11/21/2011 04:34:09 PM
LOTS of Eye Candy here!! I like it very well, it may be a bit much on detail for others but I love it!
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11/21/2011 12:35:15 PM
rich colours, rich processing maybe a little too much but I rather like this.
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11/21/2011 11:39:17 AM
ott and very busy but I still like this shot.
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11/21/2011 09:09:12 AM
My pick for the blue ribbon. Great colors, clarity and details. I think this is slightly too bright, but I think it's a function of not allowing enough shadow areas to exist. That said, this is far superior to others in the field.
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11/21/2011 01:24:48 AM
Slightly over the top but nice
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