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Faux Autumn
Faux Autumn

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Challenge: Contre-Jour V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Location: Huntsville, AL
Date: Apr 15, 2016
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2016

Focal Length: 9mm w/2.7 crop factor

I had noticed this spot a few days earlier. So I thought I'd try something with it. It's more populated that I'd like. But I just love the trees here!

Anyway, this is not from raw. I preferred the jpg this time.

PP: Using Nik Collection, I made it look like autumn.

Place: 11 out of 54
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Views since voting: 388
Views during voting: 115
Votes: 63
Comments: 3
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05/03/2016 12:06:16 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

What a beautiful location indeed! I am always a sucker for tree-lined roads or trails, so it is rather fitting that your image wind up with me (and for my first critique too!).
The road and lines of trees definitely draw the eye to the sun and illustrate that you did meet the challenge criteria for contre-jour. The backlight from the sun lends a warm glow to the vibrant autumn colors and the blue sky helps balance out what might have been a whole lot of orange. I’m not a huge fan of the sun-spot-circle, as its size and opacity are a bit distracting from the overall scene. Yet, there is something appealing about that full circle … maybe it’s a portal to another dimension?

In terms of the “faux autumn” processing … overall it seems to work well. I am wondering if the processing might have compromised some of the details though. Some of the grass and leaves on the left look a little chunky to me but that could also be an effect of the bright light from the sun. Just an observation as this does not detract much from the shot at all. Nicely done! If you need me, I’ll be following the road off into the sunset.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2016 08:26:48 PM
This is a very nice photograph, I like the composition and the color scheme.
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04/24/2016 04:51:50 PM
Beautiful light
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