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Nature At Its Best

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Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Talking Rocks Cavern
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: f5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 3sec - 13 sec
Galleries: Interior, Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

Talking Rock Cavern is located in Southwest Missouri just west of Branson MO. The cave is known for its very large and beautiful formations, formations that have been in the process of creation for thousands of years. The Cathedral stands over 100ft high and is over 130ft wide. Using the artifical lights in a cave is prove to be extremely difficult, you will overexpose one area while at the same time underexpose another. Using the HDR I was able to combine several long exposures giving a fairly uniform exposure. I changes the color aspect to take out some of the yellow from the incandesant lighting, UMS and cropped and saved to web.

Place: 25 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.3776
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Views since voting: 1276
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Votes: 286
Comments: 13
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11/20/2006 11:04:00 AM
Oh no. .. .WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY underrated! This is such a stunning illustration of dynamic range! Sorry you got robbed!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2006 11:31:10 PM
Very nice use of HDR
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11/15/2006 04:57:45 PM
very very interesting!
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11/14/2006 11:51:16 PM
wow!! looks goood
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11/14/2006 07:17:50 PM
Use of Light:1
Achieves Challenge:2
Great cave! I love the use of HDR to bring out the subtleness of this cave - and the colors are not overdone. Good job.
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11/14/2006 04:35:10 PM
Very difficult shot to pull off even with HDR. You were able to do this beautifully.
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11/14/2006 02:22:24 PM
Hm, the bit of greenish looking thing in the upper center is a bit distracting. But the photo as a whole is very stunning. A great subject and a great presentation - a nice abstract image.
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11/13/2006 05:28:08 PM
Very very pretty
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11/13/2006 12:21:39 PM
Caves are sooooo cool. Excellent capture of tones.
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11/13/2006 11:01:25 AM
Beautifully done. Wow, I never considered using hdr for caves. I love this one. I have taken so many cave shots, but this one shows me the way to really do it.
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11/13/2006 10:24:04 AM
Gasp! This is STUNNING! And I feel quite sure that this was more than likely a very dark cave, so your ability to bring light and rich color into it is awe inspiring! 10
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11/13/2006 09:30:44 AM
This image really doesnt have much of a point of interest and lacks colors and pop that one would expect from a HDR photo. The shadows have no detail. This is a 5 from me
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11/13/2006 12:06:09 AM
beautiful depth
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