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Gone South For The Winter
Gone South For The Winter

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
Location: Wells Branch Park, Austin, Texas
Date: Nov 26, 2005
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2005

I bought a new small camera yesterday and went wandering around in the park today to try it out. I figured this birdhouse high up on a pole would be a good test of the the image stabilization, since I had to handhold at 1/160 at 220 mm equivalent.

Converted to LAB.
Adjusted Shadow/Highlight.
Blurred color channels slightly.
Adjusted AB curves on a separate layer to increase saturation.
Created alpha channel to mask highlights and shadows.
Applied local contrast enhancement to midtones.
Sharpened midtones.
Sharpened midtones again.
Converted to RGB.
Saved as JPEG.

Place: 495 out of 519
Avg (all users): 4.3071
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.2451
Avg (non-participants): 4.4737
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 280
Comments: 2
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 01:05:19 PM
Is it suposed to be tilted? Nice background but dont find the main subject very interesting.
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12/02/2005 09:14:27 AM
nice title for this one
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