Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Anacortes, Washington USA
Date: Sep 24, 2006
Galleries: Digital Art, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006
Anacortes Washington (USA) holds a motorcycle event each September. This year’s was the 25th annual “Oyster Run” wherein 15,000 motorcycles descend on a town of 9,000 otherwise peaceful, if somewhat eclectic, folks. Everyone is well behaved. Everyone gets along remarkably well. Everyone seems to have a good time. See my “Oyster Run” portfolio folder for some of the bikes, bikers, and biker babes from last Sunday!
For the record, I spent the day shooting with [user]jbsmithana[/user] who lives in Anacortes and part of the time, we were shooting together. I have no idea if he will submit, or what, but he's pretty good and I'll look forward to seeing what he gets!
I am bummed about Basic Editing. I would have liked to tone down the hot spot on the fuel tank, and there are a lots of specks I would have preferred to clone out. These’ll probably hurt the score. In any event, the event was fun and the photos will be a fun reminder of it.
Surprisingly little post processing was needed here:
• Convert From Raw (Nikon Capture)
• Correct Color (Curves Adj. Layer)
• Boost Red in Cyans and Blues (Selective Color Adj. Layer)
• Filter: Dust & Scratches
• Filter: Despeckle
• Sharpen (USM)
• Crop (Bicubic Sharper)
• Save for Web
• Nikon D200
• 2006/09/24 14:49:14.7
• RAW (12-bit)
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Lens: VR 70-200mm F/2.8 G
• Focal Length: 98mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/400 sec - F/11
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 400
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: AF-C
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: On (High)
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