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Challenge: Holiday Decorations (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Dec 23, 2011
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 3 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2011

The Mormon Temple in the Oakland hills went all-out this year lighting up their impressive garden plaza, as seen from the overflow parking lot across the street.

Met some nice folks who showed me a path affording a different (clear) view of the building, and the truck marked "Temple Security" twice drove past in the parking lot without bothering to stop and ask what I was doing.

-Tripod, timer, manual mode
-White Balance: Tungsten
-Focal length 54mm (35mm EQ)
-Cloned out one power line
-Noise-reduction with PictureCooler
-RGB Curve
-Crop from top and right
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-Enlarge Canvas to make black border
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 278KB

Place: 18 out of 78
Avg (all users): 5.9911
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6500
Avg (non-participants): 6.1806
Views since voting: 601
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 112
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/18/2016 04:18:59 PM
Impressive view (and a nice story!)
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12/18/2016 12:09:37 PM
Thinking about WHERE Jesus was born, a palm tree is the only real Christmas tree. Gorgeous scene with a stunning sky
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12/17/2016 06:01:37 PM
That is really nice.
01/09/2013 04:07:05 PM
I never saw this one before. Very nice....I'm surprised it didn't score better at the time.
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02/19/2012 11:59:22 PM
How lovely, Paul! And how nice of those folks to show you the good vantage point. Nice bit of sunset, too.
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01/02/2012 08:39:30 AM
Very good feel to this shot. All the details work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2012 01:18:28 PM
...all that glitters. Nicely photographed and good taming of those lights.
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12/30/2011 10:40:49 AM
I absolutly love mormon temples at Christmas time
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12/26/2011 02:24:36 PM
Oh how nice!
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