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It Was A Dark And Stormy Night ...
It Was A Dark And Stormy Night ...

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Challenge: Literary Adventure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Mar 11, 2006
Aperture: 4.4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Mar 12, 2006

Based on a classic line by Edward Bullwer-Lytton, namesake of the annual "Bad Writing Contest" held by San Jose State University, and which was quoted countless times by Snoopy, the cartoon beagle.

The street outside during a hail/rainstorm, handheld.

-Flash exposure
-RGB Curve
-Cropped a bit
-Resize for DPC
-Burned the grass tufts to reduce flash effect
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-2 point black stroke
-6 pixel border selection, feathered 8 pixels
-Feathered selection filled with black
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 121KB

Place: 144 out of 165
Avg (all users): 4.8187
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.6812
Avg (non-participants): 4.9027
Views since voting: 900
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 182
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 11:04:13 PM
Might have looked better in Black & White.
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03/17/2006 03:33:32 PM
lol love it
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2006 05:08:57 PM
I really like the look and mood of this image.
good luck

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03/13/2006 07:46:11 PM
The grass in the foreground looks interesting but not sharply in focus not sure about the wood? crossing the image.
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03/13/2006 11:21:18 AM
love the minimalism of this. just enough detail to feel grounded.
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