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Challenge: Ansel Adams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Plants
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Maianbar, Australia
Date: May 16, 2012
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400 sec
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2012

This is not going to score to well as I feel the expectations of most voters will be dramatic landscapes with interesting skies. I don't know a lot about Ansel but what catches my eye is that he liked to use light to enhance his subject. Lacking mountains in my neighbourhood I took advantage of the setting sun to see what was being lit up. I found what I wanted with this tree. I then spent some time in pp to try and get the deep blacks and dark sky in his style. I wanted to boost the whites more but I felt like the trunk was becoming too washed out. I'm happy with the results but I'm also not expecting much more than a mid to low 5.

Place: 59 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.4862
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4565
Avg (non-participants): 5.5079
Views since voting: 248
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 109
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2012 02:17:07 PM
A bit too much center middle for me. While I think the highlight detail was well contained, the shadow detail is lost in several shady areas. It appears to be a high contrast time of day. I do like the tone of the sky and the sky gradient.
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05/21/2012 04:23:11 AM
I like the processing here, very AA.
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