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Silent descent, brightly displayed.  Gracing this stream on a late fall day.
Silent descent, brightly displayed. Gracing this stream on a late fall day.

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Long Exposure II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Oct 30, 2006
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

- exp +.25
- high contrast -50
- saturation +20
- sharpness & detail extraction +50
- noise suppression (all 3 types) +100
- convert to TIFF

Paint Shop Pro X
- Brightness & Contrast : Clarify +20
- Brightness & Contrast : Histogram (1,86,254)
- Crop
- Color Balance (4400)
- Hue & Saturation : HSL (blue -25)

- repeat steps/settings taken on 1st RAW run with the exception of noise suppression (all set to 0 this run)

Paint Shop Pro X
- repeat steps taken in last PSP X process above
- copy results of first process run and paste as new layer
-- normal blend mode, 55% opacity
- merge all
- resize
- USM (.50,100,10) +luminance
- Noise Reduction : Salt & Pepper (5,2)
- duplicate bg as new layer
-- soften brush on some water spray
-- burn brush on outside perimeters top and right
- merge all
- Save as JPG

What a fun outing this turned out to be. :D I had some time off in the afternoon to watch our youngest one. Get down to the stream and he (of course) wants to play in the water. Fine, no problem - tell him "be careful". I'm nearly setup (filters, tripod positioned, etc...) when some little person slips and gets soaked to the skin up to his neck. Arrrggghhh! Fortunately it was a warm day, but we had to pack up and make the trip back to the house and change clothes. Ok, all set for the return trip, but now I'm almost out of time. Have to run in 20 minutes to pick up the other kids at the bus stop...hurry, hurry, hurry. Well, the shots I liked the best had a big ole stinking footprint from me walking over the rocks! Duh! Wasn't going to do it over again (would have actually used a slower lens for better blur too), so hopefully this one works and doesn't get too lost in all the water shots I'm sure will be in this challenge.

Place: 113 out of 239
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/12/2006 01:20:31 AM
Like the two yellow vs 2 orange leaves - neat contrast, excellent exposure
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/09/2006 07:54:18 PM
All on scale of 0-2
Focus: 2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 1
Creativity: 1
Wow Factor: 1

Total: 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 12:56:43 PM
great shot well done
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11/06/2006 06:56:35 AM
I like the colors and the grainy-ness of this photo - seems almost a painting rather than a photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/06/2006 03:26:41 AM
Beautiful image.
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11/06/2006 12:48:36 AM
Lovely. I'd up the saturation of the yellow and red.
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