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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Berthoud, Colorado
Date: Sep 28, 2006
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/140th
Galleries: Sky, Sports
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2006

I had been shooting for a few hours at the track and had some great shots, but nothing to fit the contest. Then, the sunset came along. A silhouette against the bright orange clouds! YES! Tons of contrast! I set up the shot and this one was the best out of about 30 or 40.

RAW, 100mm. Processing: Pulled the top of the Curves Tool down to pull out the hot spots in the clouds. Boosted the saturation by 20 to reveal the colors better. Noise filter moderately high to reduce the noise accoscated with the higher ISO and the solid expanses of color. Oh yeah. Created a Contrast adjustment layer. Boosted moderately, then backed off the opacity to 60.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 396
Avg (all users): 6.5056
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3929
Avg (non-participants): 6.6042
Views since voting: 1319
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 180
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/18/2007 12:18:55 AM
Awesome Picture, Beautiful colors and the silhouette
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10/11/2006 09:14:20 PM
Dynamic stop action! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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10/11/2006 03:34:52 PM
Great shot. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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10/11/2006 12:14:55 AM
Thanks EVERYONE for the votes and Comments!!! 15th out of 388 is unbelievable for me! Wow. This may ruin DPC for me though. I've topped out in my second Challenge!!! ;) ;) ;)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 09:00:23 PM
Nice! Good shot!
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10/10/2006 08:39:09 AM
great.....
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10/09/2006 10:53:40 PM
I love the crispness of the ground silhouette. It's those weeds on the left balancing out the motorcycle that make this work for me. 7
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10/09/2006 05:06:51 PM
This looks like a ribbon winner.
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10/09/2006 10:24:40 AM
Nice photo.
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10/09/2006 09:19:41 AM
What a great capture!
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10/09/2006 01:11:13 AM
all i can say is wow! 9
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10/08/2006 10:44:44 PM
Aerial magic. Bump.
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10/07/2006 02:46:09 PM
Nice use of silhouette.
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10/06/2006 01:12:21 PM
E.T., a dozen years later! (a poster reference)
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10/06/2006 10:10:56 AM
Awesome color and constrast. 8
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10/04/2006 10:56:53 PM
Something unusual aroung here. Excellent. You've got it all: contrast and color. Congrts on your ribbon.
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10/04/2006 09:40:37 AM
nice capture!
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