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Seattle Morning
Seattle Morning
Dr.Confuser


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Masters' Free Study III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Seattle, Washington (USA)
Date: Jan 26, 2014
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: Various
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2014

Photographer’s Notes
Been away from DPC for a bit and wanted to get my groove back. So I shot Seattle this morning looking for buildings in fog. No joy. But I liked this view of the Elliot Bay waterfront.

Oh, and damn the contrail from the jet passing overhead. I was unsuccessful at removing it convincingly.

Post Processing
• Merge to HDR & Tonemap (Photomatix)
• Contrast & Brightness (PSCC Curves layers)
• Correct Lens Distortion (PSCC Distort)
• Desaturate (PSCC Hue/Sat Layer)
• Detail & Contrast (OnOne Perfect Effects Layer)
• Crop (PSCC)
• Resize (OnOne Perfect resize)
• Sharpen (PSCC USM)
• Desaturate More (PSCC Hue/Sat Layer)
• Save for Web (PSCC)

Camera Data
• Date: 2014.01.26
• Camera: Nikon D800E
• Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• ISO: 400
• Aperture: f/10
• Shutter: Various

Post rollover: Thank you all for the kind comments and for your votes. I loved this last minute image and am happy it resonated with many of you.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.9396
Avg (commenters): 8.4063
Avg (participants): 6.7910
Avg (non-participants): 7.0261
Views since voting: 840
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 182
Comments: 45
Favorites: 0


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02/05/2014 09:56:12 PM
Congrats on the top ten finish. This was top of my lineup.
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02/04/2014 02:46:28 AM
So very nice.
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02/03/2014 08:47:08 PM
This was my #1 pick... I gave it a ten.
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02/03/2014 12:46:43 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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02/03/2014 06:54:31 AM
I do love the processing on this! And while I see why you wanted to remove the contrail, I think it adds movement to a peaceful scene. :)

Congrats on the top 10!
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02/03/2014 04:36:03 AM
A very nice dreaminess in this one. Congrats on the TT!
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02/03/2014 01:11:13 AM
Just noticed the giant Eye! Congrats on the tt. Great to see your work on DPC again :)
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02/03/2014 12:39:23 AM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Actually I sort of like the contrail. Signature Confuser processing :-) Congrats on TT. I like this a lot, even if it IS over the top (and that's Mr Over-the Top saying that!).


At last I have a signature style! Thanks for the kind words.
02/03/2014 12:37:08 AM
Originally posted by caba:

Top 3, my guess? Frank the Yank, awesome PP image of Seattle waterfront, will make you plenty of money.


I am honored to be mistaken for Frank. Thank you.

Message edited by author 2014-02-03 01:02:42.
02/03/2014 12:34:19 AM
Actually I sort of like the contrail. Signature Confuser processing :-) Congrats on TT. I like this a lot, even if it IS over the top (and that's Mr Over-the Top saying that!).
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02/03/2014 12:24:47 AM
Awesome... atmospheric. Sleepless in Seattle.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/02/2014 11:49:15 PM
City from a tale...
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02/02/2014 11:40:05 PM
Wonderful, almost magical scene. Lovely processing. 10
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02/02/2014 10:16:52 PM
Great shot!
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02/02/2014 10:00:54 PM
I'm not really a fan of HDR, but this is nicely done and invites the viewer to explore a tapestry of detail. The muted colors work well, creating an almost futuristic look. 9
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02/02/2014 07:37:04 PM
Love the color scheme. Great use of HDR.
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02/02/2014 08:31:40 AM
Normally I find cityscapes a bit boring, but due to your processing I really like this one. Beautiful tones as well.
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02/02/2014 02:33:12 AM
After a sleepless night?
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02/01/2014 05:16:43 PM
For me, you've somehow avoided this looking overdone. Really nice job.
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02/01/2014 08:50:31 AM
It's calm and busy all at the same time. The tonemapping look works well here. Not sure about the jet trail; might have cropped or cloned it out.
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01/30/2014 08:12:37 PM
Love this! It looks like a painting.
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01/30/2014 07:44:52 PM
Heavily processed, but I love it. Normally I hate contrails, but this one seems to add a lot to the composition of the image. I suspect this one will do well. Go Hawks! (not voting)
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01/30/2014 04:22:09 PM
Breathtaking, one of my top ten!
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01/30/2014 12:14:16 PM
beautiful tones of a cold winter morning
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01/30/2014 03:07:55 AM
Some will say over cooked, but I love it..... 8
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01/29/2014 09:49:30 PM
Spectacular in my humble opinion.
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01/29/2014 09:46:06 PM
Very interesting scene, really well captured!

Go Broncos......
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01/29/2014 03:16:12 PM
sensational
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01/29/2014 03:57:16 AM
Looks "Cold" ;-)
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01/28/2014 09:18:53 PM
Very dramatic! Significantly overprocessed from the "real deal" but it works in creating an almost futuristic kind of view.
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01/28/2014 06:51:49 PM
Looks vaguely familiar to me ;) A little more of a processed look than I typically go for, but this does make for an interesting take. You were lucky to get this much sun in Seattle- I tried! Good luck :)
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01/28/2014 04:45:54 PM
What a mixture of busy and still.
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01/28/2014 04:01:57 PM
I really love the feel of this image the blue tones make it very moody. Good luck!
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01/28/2014 12:07:00 PM
How very steampunk
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01/28/2014 10:20:47 AM
Has a cinematic quality to it, nice
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01/28/2014 10:10:51 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!! AMAAAAAAAAAZING!!!
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01/28/2014 09:23:35 AM
If you could vote a 10 plus, I would. Wow.
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01/28/2014 05:48:28 AM
This is so good I can almost feel it
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01/27/2014 10:38:22 PM
WAY COOL PROCESSING!!



(voting later)
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01/27/2014 08:01:05 PM
Top 3, my guess? Frank the Yank, awesome PP image of Seattle waterfront, will make you plenty of money.
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01/27/2014 07:03:37 PM
Nice PP, very dreamy
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01/27/2014 03:28:01 PM
Wow. Very nice and I have never seen the city from a view like this.
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01/27/2014 01:55:41 PM
Fantastic! The HDR processing is appropriate here.
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01/27/2014 07:00:20 AM
I am not usually fond of "HDR looking" images but this one is great, gave an 8, where is this?
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01/27/2014 03:35:27 AM
this works well as a HDR with a bit higher setting than I usually like. It has a painterly effect. Love it! 9
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