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Autumn Corn Fields
Autumn Corn Fields
mariomel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Vaudreuil, Qc
Date: Oct 17, 2004
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320 s
Galleries: Sky, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2004

Same barn submitted in my Home Sweet Home challenge entry. The sign says "NO HUNTING". Could never figure out why it said that back when I entered that previous shot. Now I see. Because of the corn stocks, the hunters could hide and shoot at the ducks and geese that regularly fly overhead in the fall. Amazing what people will do.

Date: Oct 17, 2004 16:47:50
Lens: 17-40 f/4 L @ 17mm
Mode: RAW converted using DPP with adjustment to exposure by +0.5.

Processed in PS7: (lots of work)
- Digital blending from single image by creating one dark layer and one light layer, as described in Luminous Landscape
- Lots of dodging and burning in the sky (inspired by Heida)
- Saturation (various places and methods: applied to whole image and by using sponge tool)
- Contrats and brightness
- Levels
- Cloned out a rope running between the two posts
- Cropped
- Applied a bright center mask and a dark outer mask

Sent to NI

Back to PS7 for USM (lab mode), Soft Focus via faded Gaussian Blur, resize, border and save.

Probably one of my most worked images in terms of post-processing.

I hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 487
Avg (all users): 7.0157
Avg (commenters): 7.2400
Avg (participants): 6.9220
Avg (non-participants): 7.5676
Views since voting: 12598
Views during voting: 461
Votes: 255
Comments: 30
Favorites: 37 (view)


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02/22/2005 11:54:19 PM
Wow! love this shot!
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11/09/2004 02:43:36 AM
Congrats on your 7th placing This is lovely and one of my top picks of the challenge Almost there up with the best
Those idiots who give 1's 2's 3's need to be sorted outIMHO
None of the top 20 and more are not worth lower than IMO 6
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11/08/2004 12:47:42 AM
Congratulations on your 7th placing. A great autumnal study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 08:56:00 PM
Good scene, but way too overprocessed for me. Nice composition.
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11/07/2004 07:30:16 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. 10
11/07/2004 06:41:47 PM
Very dramtic shot. I really like it. My favorite so far out of 422 pictures I looked at.
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11/07/2004 06:23:22 AM
the sky looks to "photoshopped", might have looked better with a little less manipilation
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11/07/2004 12:47:21 AM
This is just lovely My kind of image I love everything about it Well done! One of my top picks
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11/06/2004 08:36:26 PM
beautiful! if I had to nit pic I would say crop the sky a bit more or get a little closer to the barn
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11/05/2004 06:28:30 PM
the burning of the clouds seems a lot un-natural and a little weird. A bluish-effect should be great, but gray-black look on clouds on teh left of the image and right-mid is distracting
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11/05/2004 03:27:29 PM
Top notch! If I could vote - a 10 (And I never give out 10s)
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11/05/2004 01:26:51 PM
Among my top picks. Dramatic sky is nice. The composition is arranged to force your eye upwards, no matter where you start makes it an "uplifting" photo. Very nice range in colors and levels. DOF preserves the detail of the whole photo. Very nicely done.
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11/04/2004 02:24:22 PM
The sky really makes this special.
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11/04/2004 12:35:48 PM
I like this shot.
11/03/2004 10:50:08 PM
great contrast in colors, fantastic focus, and composition.
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11/03/2004 07:50:09 PM
Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors, the highlights (though it's probably dodge and burn instead of real, it still looks cool). Composition is good. Sharpness in detail is good where it counts. Good luck in the challenge!
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11/03/2004 06:31:40 PM
Very beautiful and spectacular scene....well composed....
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11/03/2004 01:22:30 PM
Obviously burned like crazy, and pushed the saturation, but I like it. Very nice contract between the strong colors and the dark clouds. Good luck.
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11/02/2004 11:28:43 PM
This would be lovely, but the sky is a bit overdone. Too symetrical and enclosing. 6.
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11/02/2004 02:57:31 PM
Wonderful colors and sky. Looks like there may be some burning and it works well.
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11/02/2004 02:46:15 PM
Great sky, great corn field. Beautifull colors. I like this!
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11/02/2004 10:56:21 AM
Great colors and good DOF.
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11/02/2004 04:56:41 AM
Wizard of OZ.. dont ask me why just happened. bit too much burning in the sky but nevertheless good shot
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11/02/2004 04:45:05 AM
well... after just parusing through heida's portfolio... i would guess that this is another one of hers, or someone inspired by her.... in any case... yeah.. strong image. I really like the wheat, and the large space given to the sky in the image.
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11/01/2004 09:54:38 PM
Great shot! A little overdone...but definately a nice feel!
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11/01/2004 07:07:38 PM
Very cool :D I love the sky and the colors in the picture Good job
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11/01/2004 02:45:42 PM
Nice composition and colours in the lower part but it seems to me that the sky has been a bit overdone.
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11/01/2004 11:03:13 AM
Right out of the Wizard of OZ!
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11/01/2004 08:33:06 AM
Interesting and beautiful sky. The yellows, browns and greens of the foreground are a nice match with the cool blues and grays of the sky. Nice image.
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11/01/2004 07:46:00 AM
Awesome photo. The thing I noticed while looking at this is that the sign on the building keeps pulling my attention away from a fabulous shot. This is just a minor nitpick overall very well done indeed!
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