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Challenge: Whatever the Weather (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: CA Hwy41, 1575' North of Yosemite Springs Pkwy
Date: Jan 23, 2017
Aperture: 16.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2017

From RAW, increased BLACKS, countered with FILL LIGHT, added RECOVERY.

In PS, adjusted LEVELS, used a recorded ACTION using UNSHARP MASK. Increased VIBRANCE and SATURATION, then brightened the SHADOWS a bit. Sized, Bordered (another recorded ACTION), and saved.

This is usually just a trickle, and during the drought, it's been bone dry. Today it was raging, and further up the road, it's covered in snow. Beautiful place to live.

Something always has to gum up the works. I had to clone out an annoying power line that literally cut the photo in half, left to right.

I predict 5.85. Of course, that's based on how much I like it! :)

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 81
Avg (all users): 5.4545
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3864
Avg (non-participants): 5.5909
Views since voting: 150
Views during voting: 122
Votes: 66
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2017 04:59:07 PM
The starkness of this is beautiful
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02/07/2017 05:29:58 PM
Looks like Northern California!
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