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A Day at the Lake
A Day at the Lake

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Challenge: Landscape in Portrait Orientation (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Aspherical XR IF Super Zoom for Pentax
Location: Germantown City Park, Germantown TN
Date: Oct 29, 2006
Aperture: 3.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2006

I like the subject matter and the autumn colors. I was really surprised I got such blue colors using a polarizer on my lens and doing some simple saturation. I want to learn how to do PP layers to enhance a skyline, but if I can do it 'naturally' then I'm pretty happy with it too.

Decided to play with another color border as my solid color border tanked, but after I look at it more and more, going with basic black would be best. I would like to see a decent score again.

Hoping, though I should know better by now, to FINALLY hit the 5.5 mark. We'll see. Was going to enter this into the Free Study, but based on the way my first Free Study went, I figured I'm better off in a landscape challenge since my post processing abilities are not very strong.

Post processing:
Saturation of colors using hues/saturation
Clone some pixelation off of columns
Add border
resize for web

Post challenge comments: Well, at least after days and days of being under 5, it finally bounce back up above the mark in the final 24 hours.

Place: 199 out of 308
Avg (all users): 5.1062
Avg (commenters): 4.7500
Avg (participants): 4.8072
Avg (non-participants): 5.2797
Views since voting: 767
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 226
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2006 12:46:27 AM
I like all the colors, but the sky looks a little strange.
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11/04/2006 06:57:20 PM
Looks like a great place for a wedding.
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11/03/2006 11:34:49 AM
Meets Challenge:2
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11/01/2006 09:46:15 PM
appears over sharp to me.
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11/01/2006 03:39:09 PM
Nice autumn colors. I like the composition of this with the portico in the lower left balanced by the trees reaching into the sky.
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11/01/2006 11:23:01 AM
I think of only natural elements in a portrait. If it is a landscape portrait then "sport" only landscape person portrait = main emphasis on the person
11/01/2006 08:45:35 AM
beautiful trees, beautiful lake, nice picture
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11/01/2006 05:35:42 AM
I think you just over-exposed this a little. The colours feels washed out and there appears to be a slight haze over the image. Maybe rectify this with a nudge of the contrast slider.
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11/01/2006 01:49:28 AM
I really like the light and idea of this photograph but I think it is sharpened a bit too much to portray that relaxed feeling this subject should have.
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