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Goodnight Joshua Tree
Goodnight Joshua Tree

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Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Date: May 16, 2015
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2015

Shot RAW. From LR5, sent to Nik HDR eFex Pro2 as a single shot. That revived an almost silhouetted shot. Back in LR5 colors enhanced, noise reduction and exposure tweaked. In PS6, resized and converted to JPG.

Place: 74 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.7160
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6290
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 201
Views during voting: 121
Votes: 81
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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06/11/2015 10:55:36 PM
I really like the colors here how they balance out from top to bottom. I also like how the sky is so much in focused. Wondering what it would look like with out photoshop tools. Because sometimes I try things like focusing or noise reduction and it only seems to make the image look fake. So if you tried not doing anything to so that the bottom where the grass and rocks are soft more natural even with out focus it would still be a really pleasing photo.

Hope my comment was helpful I chose this from the critique club...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2015 06:35:04 PM
Love the location.
This one is strange to me. It looks like there is alot of Noise in the trees and bushes yet the sky has none?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/07/2015 04:31:12 PM
Lovely light
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06/02/2015 09:53:45 PM
Sure looks like a nuclear detonation in the background. I remember these from Lancaster, CA.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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