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Corn Rows
Corn Rows

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Challenge: Things In A Row (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: West Rand Johannesburg South Africa
Date: Mar 23, 2013
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40, 1/8
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2013

Headed to some agricultural farms near my house. Hopped over a fence and took these shots towards the sunrise. It was a very clear morning but there was some smoke from nearby houses that seemed to give the sky an eerie look so I edited to keep that look. The corm was a good 8 foot high so I wasn't able to get the shot I was hoping for.

The sun had been up for about 4 or 5 minutes already when I took this shot. Not ver evident from this shot but there are some trees at the end of this farm that blocked the sunrise. Due to the sun being up for a bit already, the light was pretty good and allowed me to get a lot of detail in the actual corn leaves etc and it almost looks back-lit.

Editing was a blend of 2 shots 2,3 stops apart using gradients and luminosity masks. Some dodging and burning with more luminosity masks, SEP2 layer in luminosity mode, vignette, resize and sharpen, SFW.

Place: 32 out of 129
Avg (all users): 5.9535
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7907
Avg (non-participants): 6.1163
Views since voting: 248
Views during voting: 155
Votes: 86
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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04/02/2013 01:27:42 PM
This was one of my top picks. I can't believe it didn't finish higher.
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04/01/2013 12:04:58 PM
Now see, I gave this a 9, darn near a 10, and quite preferred it to Rian's HM. Just shows to go you. I love the light on the corn tassels and leaves and the orderly precision of the rows. Maybe because I live in corn country, I "saw" many more rows than you have captured here so this fit the challenge beautifully for me but might not have done so for others . . .
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04/01/2013 02:19:42 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/31/2013 11:43:21 PM
lovely light, I feel like I'm there
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03/28/2013 10:30:46 PM
Lovely shot, beautifully processed.
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