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Georgian Skies
Georgian Skies

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Challenge: Ansel Adams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Douglasville, GA
Date: Mar 5, 2005
Aperture: 29
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2005

I'm so happy to have gotten a shot into this challenge. I know there are alot of wonderful landscape photographers here, so I'm not expecting much. But I'm really happy with this photo no matter how it scores.

I used my circular polarizer when shooting. Today we had such beautiful blue skies and huge puffy clouds, I couldn't have asked for better conditions. Well, maybe if I was in Yosemite or Aspen or someplace like that... :-)

Post Porcessing consisted of converting to black and white using channel mixer, tweaked until I got something close to what I was looking for. Tweaked so much I don't remember the settings... :-), added a gradient filter layer (don't remember the settings) curves adjustment and some dodging and burning. I did have to use the healing brush on a few spots as when I opened the file I noticed some dark spots. I'm hoping it was just dust on my filter and not my sensor!! :-( Added border and resized. Anyways, that's about it. I'm may have missed a few minor steps but I played around with it so much it's hard to remember everything. :-)

Place: 58 out of 292
Avg (all users): 5.9606
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7260
Avg (non-participants): 6.2778
Views since voting: 1320
Votes: 254
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2005 08:17:43 AM
The sky is excellent. I do feel, however, that the foreground could do with a bit more sharpening.
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03/12/2005 11:37:47 PM
Excellent job with this scene. The sky is huge and the clouds are perfect. Your post-processing skills are to be commended. You brought out an extraordinary amount of contrast without overdoing it. Stunning.
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03/12/2005 06:00:18 AM
excellent work. one of the few that really grabbed me. really hope your efforts come through for you here.
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03/12/2005 03:33:55 AM
Composition: 8
Technical: 9, Great dark skies to contrast with clouds. I like the dark treeline at the horizon.
Appeal: 8
Challenge: 9, Good tone range
Overall Calculated Average Score: 9
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03/11/2005 05:38:33 AM
Beautiful image. Let's put this on the March page of the calendar as it looks as if the Ides of March are hard a work here. <8>
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03/08/2005 08:25:39 PM
This is a very nice image with a good range of tones. Would be even better without the blown highlights in the clouds, and a smaller (or no) border. Good work!
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03/08/2005 05:55:18 PM
a sky to die for in this challenge!
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03/08/2005 03:55:38 PM
Gorgeous, too :)
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03/08/2005 03:19:40 PM
A little lacking in detail in the shadow, otherwise beautiful
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03/08/2005 12:59:06 PM
Great picture, the lower half is a little dark, might be cleared up with a little light
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03/08/2005 09:58:37 AM
Great picture!!
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03/08/2005 05:11:40 AM
A remarkable photograph of an unremarkable landscape. 8.
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03/07/2005 06:32:24 AM
Amazing sky
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03/07/2005 03:57:01 AM
Fits the challenge just beautifully. I would have liked to see something more in the foreground, however. 8
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