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Andalusian Dusk
Andalusian Dusk

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Challenge: First Impressions Land-or-Cityscape, 2017 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Carboneras, Spain
Date: Jan 6, 2017
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2017

Shot shortly after sunset looking west along a bay of the Andalusian coast from a relatively tall mesa, using the 100mm f/2.8L macro to compress the perspective and flatten out the waterscape. The light in winter here is amazing, giving the dusty sunsets a soft golden glow that then infuses into everything, melting into the ocean and the stark desert mountains.

Working with the wavelet decompose technique to control detail on different scales, suppressing finer details in the sky and mountains as a form of noise control, and suppressing larger details to bring out finer grain in the surface of the sea.

Editing: 0.9 degree rotation to level the horizon, cloning out sensor dust, curves to bring up the blues in the shadows and the yellows and reds in the highlights, dodging and burning to increase the contrast of the sea relative to the mountains, wavelet decompose and reduction of smaller details in the sky and flat areas of the mountains, and decrease of the coarse details in the sea surface, resize and very light sharpen.

Place: 4 out of 62
Avg (all users): 6.7636
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5862
Avg (non-participants): 6.9615
Views since voting: 1014
Views during voting: 97
Votes: 55
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/23/2017 11:38:31 AM
I partly understood all the suppressing of the details, etc, but the photo widens my imaginations more about this part of Spain.
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01/23/2017 11:15:24 AM
Congratulations on your finish. A lovely image and thank you for sharing your processing details.
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01/23/2017 08:00:07 AM
Very good indeed. I feel I want it to be wider but not sure why as it is brilliant as it is:) Congrats.
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01/23/2017 06:07:50 AM
Hello from the critique club

An appealing image that contributes well to the challenge

A well deserved score and place for this lovely image Eugene. The muted colours and subtle shading are excellent. The receding tones of the landscape against those gorgeous patterns in the scene it really is a most effective composition and well taken image, you've done the area proud, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2017 08:00:15 PM
Top three! 9
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01/19/2017 03:40:13 PM
I love the tones.
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01/18/2017 10:04:41 PM
very nice and thoutfull image
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