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Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Nov 13, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800 second
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

The is One Tree Hill in Auckland. The tree was chopped down a few years ago and hasn't been replaced. I was going to call the photo "One Tree Hill" but that would be too confusing. As an aside, the U2 song "One Tree Hill" is named after this hill.

This is my first real try at HDR. A bit of a rush given the dealine was 6pm on a Monday for me and the weather was bad today. A break in the rain at lunchime helped things. I went for the oversaturated look. The line between the ground and sky was very sharp even before I got this into Photoshop. I suspect that was as a result of the HDR process but I'm not sure. I would have liked to soften that a bit and also remove the halo from around the moument.

Editing Steps:
Convert RAW into multiple exposures
HDR and tone map
Rotate
Crop
Hue/Saturation
Shadows/Hilights on grass

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.4698
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3182
Avg (non-participants): 6.4961
Views since voting: 1473
Views during voting: 652
Votes: 298
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/20/2006 03:08:20 AM
Originally posted by kiwiness:

One Tree Hill??


Hehe I thought it looked kind of familiar! Congrats on your highest scorer so far.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 08:29:10 AM
Interesting scene with grass covered hill, monument, road, and sparse trees, lovely colors, good composition. You probably wished for better light on the monument. I love it, and hope it does well.
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11/17/2006 07:14:58 PM
One Tree Hill??
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11/17/2006 02:45:28 PM
A very lush and beautiful knoll. I alos like the composition. It seems to me the HDR processing really has the clouds competing for attention too much with the hill.
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11/15/2006 05:15:48 PM
I love this shot!! beautiful! 10
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11/15/2006 10:13:04 AM
wonderful sky& colors!
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11/14/2006 12:03:33 PM
the monument is too dark to be the subject in a challenge like this.
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11/14/2006 04:16:02 AM
Oooh, lovely composition and colors... and those are my favorite type of clouds.
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11/14/2006 03:32:17 AM
another photo that is making this my favorite challenge to view! Thanks. The only thing I would change is to make the pic fit the max size so we could view it better.
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11/13/2006 05:29:28 PM
Beautiful, overcast skies work best with HDR. Great job!
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11/13/2006 01:57:26 PM
Use of Light:2
Focus:1
Composition:1
Creativity:1
Achieves Challenge:1

Nice use of HDR to bring out the foreground and allow the sky to stay at the correct exposure. However, the green in the grass is too vibrant for my liking.
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11/13/2006 01:15:11 PM
Very nice. Great use of HDR.
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11/13/2006 08:26:05 AM
The greens are a little too over-saturated for my taste.
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11/13/2006 08:05:20 AM
very nice.
nice composition which not all of the pictures have had in this challenge.
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11/13/2006 03:25:52 AM
:) Howdy neighbour! This is probably the best capture of One Tree Hill I've ever seen. Nice work with the HDR!
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11/13/2006 03:03:35 AM
I love the sky!
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11/13/2006 12:52:35 AM
Fantastic job! Such a cool composition. Well done.
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