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Challenge: Long Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 USM
Location: Ladybower Reservoir, Peak District National Park,
Date: Jul 31, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 150 seconds
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2005

I guess theres going to be plenty of taillights, IR and plenty of waterfall shots in this challenge. So I've gone with the IR group using an R72 filter on the 28mm lens.

Taken at Ladybower Reservoir on an overcast grey day, so no black skies on this one.

Post processing in PS - lots of it:

Desaturation using hue/saturation
Duplicated base layer and added a radial/zoom blur, then altered the transparency to 25%. This makes the eye subconciously follow the faint lines all pointing to the bridge.

Flattened image, then duplicated the layer and applied gausian blur in same way, changing transparency to 45%. To this I applied a mask and brought detail back into the area around and under the bridge. The eye wants to rest here so there has to be plenty of detail.

Finally changed contrast and brightness plus curves to make the whole thing glow.
Dodge and burn to bring up the highlights in the leaves.

File Name
Camera Model Name
Canon EOS 10D
Shooting Date/Time
31/07/2005 12:06:16
Shooting Mode
Tv( Shutter Speed )
Av( Aperture Value )
Metering Mode
ISO Speed
Focal Length
Image Size
Image Quality
White Balance
AF Mode
Manual Focus
Contrast Normal
Sharpness Normal
Color saturation Normal
Color tone Normal
Color Space
Adobe RGB
File Size

Place: 60 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.8723
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.7822
Avg (non-participants): 5.9403
Views since voting: 1267
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 235
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2005 05:58:42 PM
Nice job of having the bridge in focus, and the rest not.
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08/07/2005 12:10:40 AM
I love this photo...can't exactly put my finger on it. Very peaceful.
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08/06/2005 07:27:08 PM
A very good infrared. Love the bridge. Bumping up.
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08/06/2005 06:40:03 AM
I aspect a making of after the challeng! 8+
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08/05/2005 09:21:22 AM
My absolute favorite IR image of the challenge...I love the clarity of the bridge contrasted against the softness of the surroundings...the water is like glass, a mirror really...the blur is very nice, it adds to this otherworldly/dream like aura the image already has by being infrared...very nice.
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08/03/2005 08:41:47 AM
Love the reflection. Almost mirror like. I also like the blur of the trees/bushes in the surrounding areas. I find it accents the reflection. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <8>
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08/03/2005 08:24:11 AM
amazing frame, i like it
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08/03/2005 12:03:42 AM
This deserves a Blue.....gorgeous shot...well done...interesting....thought provoking...serene...I love it!!!! 10
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08/02/2005 02:44:50 PM
Nice IR (or was this a conversion). A bit too soft, though.
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08/02/2005 11:44:08 AM
Would have loved to have seen this photo cropped a bit at the bottom.
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08/02/2005 01:18:12 AM
This shot makes me feel cold. Good use of IR.
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08/01/2005 11:54:59 PM
very cool and magical
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08/01/2005 01:24:52 PM
This is so pretty! Love it!
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08/01/2005 09:23:36 AM
This is very interesting. IT draws you in with it's mixture of clear and blurred elements. I like the pink/gray/black color scheme.
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08/01/2005 01:35:55 AM
Heavenly. Very pleasant to look at. Nice work.
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