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Challenge: High Contrast II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Buena Vista, Oregon
Date: Oct 2, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25th
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2006

It was early morning after sunrise and I was unable to gain access to the Willamette river view I wanted because there was way to much vegetation blocking my way to the shore. A brief view through the fog produced this wonderful image in the trees and undergrowth looking toward the river.

The picture does not make an impressive thumbnail, but was a special moment to experience.

Post:
1-Raw conversion w/ white balance, slight 'curves' and other adjustments
2-Standard 'Levels' adjust
3-'Selective Color' for 'high contrast' in Red, white, midtone and black
4-'Hue/Saturation' for aditional green and yellow contrast
5-'Channel Mixer' for B&W conversion - no adjustments
6-Crop and resize for web
7-Two applications of CS2 smart sharpen

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 396
Avg (all users): 6.9081
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.8690
Avg (non-participants): 6.9406
Views since voting: 3573
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 185
Comments: 40
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/07/2007 11:23:51 PM
This photo is still my very favorite...::winks::
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11/05/2006 11:35:36 AM
I missed commenting on this one, Steve. Congrats on your 4th place with this nicely done rendition of ethereal light. I remember doing one similar in the redwoods thirty years ago, and how fine I felt when it actually came out the way I'd visualized it :-)
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10/12/2006 08:36:39 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm SO glad to see you in the top 5... well deserved I must say. You da bomb! :-)

Message edited by author 2006-10-12 08:37:38.
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10/12/2006 12:43:20 AM
wow. Thank God your safe and things worked out and what a nice thing, to score well on challenge. I love this shot, retake for upcoming "light" challenge? ;-) Thanks for being such a nice man, and for sharing your talents with us. VERY inspirational picture.
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10/11/2006 11:20:36 PM
Beautiful work Steve, happy to see you back in business. We'll miss you here in AZ.
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10/11/2006 09:05:12 PM
Simply light magic. What a lovely fan! Congratulations on your 4th place.
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10/11/2006 02:47:48 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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10/11/2006 08:54:06 AM
The Steve Man is back in town! Top 5...this is awesome...would be a great image for the Lighting III challenge
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10/11/2006 08:27:46 AM
Well done Steve, I was convinced you had it in the bag and went to bed only to discover the voters had speeded up overnight. Anyway, my shot was illeagal so I'm pleased to be able to step aside and give the 4th spot to a superb image. It was one of my top picks.
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10/11/2006 07:10:17 AM
Great shot Steve, welcome back with a bang, Top 5, great job.
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10/11/2006 04:28:01 AM
Congratulations on top five Steve. Stunning shot.
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10/11/2006 02:32:27 AM
Beautiful shot.
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10/11/2006 02:05:57 AM
Top five? I see your wandering in the desert did little to damage your photographic eye. Nice job!
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10/11/2006 12:35:16 AM
Congratulations, Steve!!!! Well done!
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10/11/2006 12:32:54 AM
Great photo Dad. You can't go wrong with a 6.9. Teach me the ways of the top ten!
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10/11/2006 12:25:26 AM
Hey, congratulations, Steve! You're back in form, yeah!
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10/11/2006 12:17:02 AM
Congrats!! Great finish and a stunning shot!
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10/11/2006 12:11:59 AM
Great one steve! Not quite the 7.0 you were hoping for, but Top 5 and an awesome shot. I love voluminous light.
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10/11/2006 12:11:37 AM
Change your camera profile, we all know the sony was stolen and doesnt have RAW, lol :)

Congrats on a nice return image.
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10/11/2006 12:09:59 AM
Hey, you got a camera! Very nice work and congrats on the score and placing!
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10/11/2006 12:09:30 AM
Congrats on 5th! Now where's that proof file, bud? Better head over to Panera!

Message edited by author 2006-10-11 00:09:43.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2006 06:05:54 PM
Beautiful!
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10/10/2006 06:05:33 PM
This should be the winner, well done!! (10)
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10/10/2006 05:05:49 AM
great light!
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10/09/2006 11:21:34 PM
Great subject for this challenge. I can't even imagine a better suited image for High Contrast. My money's on this ... Now I just need some money :]
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10/09/2006 10:09:51 PM
Nice Capture.
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10/09/2006 11:07:26 AM
LOVE the light - 9
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10/08/2006 10:14:55 PM
A great light study! 8
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10/08/2006 02:08:57 PM
great photo. i love the light
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10/07/2006 03:31:26 PM
Fantastic use of light!
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10/07/2006 03:20:18 PM
Very nice shot. I love how the light slices through the trees, especially where it lights the shrub in the bottom right corner. The level of detail captured here is also very impressive. The one thing that distracts me ever so slightly is the trees in the top left of the photo. The way they lean inward breaks up the harmony in the lines created by the radiating sun and the trees standing vertical. Not a big deal at all. Overall one of the most impressive shots in this challenge. I hope this finishes well.
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10/06/2006 12:43:46 PM
High contrast and natural. Very good one. 9
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10/06/2006 10:29:08 AM
This is really beautiful! What an amazing lighting effect!
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10/05/2006 07:56:43 AM
Gorgeous sunbeams! I think this fits the challenge wonderfully.
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10/04/2006 09:13:27 PM
Very awesome capture!
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10/04/2006 06:17:55 PM
neat picture
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10/04/2006 01:56:44 PM
Great rays. I know these are really tough to capture!
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10/04/2006 01:37:25 PM
I admire the explosive and powerful drama of the light. 9
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10/04/2006 07:43:31 AM
awesome image...love the perspective and the rays...good luck
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10/04/2006 12:54:07 AM
awesome effects...fits the topic very well. 8
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