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Municipal Border
Municipal Border

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Challenge: Urban Landscapes IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Mar 11, 2012
Aperture: 9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800 - 1/200
Date Uploaded: Mar 11, 2012

I'm glad this challenge came up. Although the landscapes this time of year are filled with brown ground and leafless trees, the urban aspect allows for them to have some added interest.

I took shots on two morning for this challenge, and came away with a handful of keepers. I processed them, and showed them to my wife. After she looked at them a couple times, ended up saying she liked this shot the best. I too really like this one, my main hesitation is if this will be "urban" enough.

The water you see in the foreground is Wingra Creek, and in the background is Lake Monona. The houses on the left occupy a small part of land, and on the right is Olin Turville Park.

Post Processing:
* Chromatic Aberration
* White Balance
* Combine 3 exposures in Nik HDR Effects Pro
* White balance
* Increase black point
* Increase vibrancy
* Increase blue saturation
* Burn halos out of the sky (from HDR)
* Topaz DeNoise
* Sharpen everything but sky area
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges

Place: 20 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.3067
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1017
Avg (non-participants): 6.4231
Views since voting: 487
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 163
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2012 11:59:09 PM
Very beautiful image.
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03/20/2012 11:29:38 PM
Beautiful photo. But not urban to me.
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03/20/2012 05:35:41 AM
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03/16/2012 11:09:45 PM
Probably not urban enough for some, but cities differ - and can still be "cities". I love the "border" of water... Really a lovely photograph. Peaceful but full of implied life.
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03/15/2012 07:42:20 PM
Wonderful wonderful processing. What a great scene.
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03/15/2012 01:07:17 PM
What a beautiful photo. Some may not see it as urban but I know cities come in all shapes and sizes.
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03/15/2012 12:43:58 PM
Really nice
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03/15/2012 11:29:10 AM
Beautiful serene shot. Love the PP! The detail is great and I love the reflection in the water.
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03/14/2012 09:58:10 PM
Nice composition and light. Very beautiful capture.
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03/14/2012 06:04:46 PM
Very nice image, Top 10? Probably not because of not enough of the urban
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03/14/2012 11:18:27 AM
This looks like a scene fit for an infuriatingly fun puzle. :)
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03/14/2012 01:33:48 AM
Looks more rural than urban.
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