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Challenge: HDR (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Winchester, KY
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2006

Used Photomatix to combine three exposures. This only the 3rd or 4th time I've created an HDR photo but it's something I'm really interested in.

In the hi res version the barn looks really good but once I sized it for DPC I lost a lot of detail in the barn. I tried a couple of different crops to show off the texture in the barn but settled on this one as it was my favorite.


Thanks to everyone for the comments and votes!
drueov: I'm not sure what you mean by manually. If you PM me I will be glad to give you all of the steps I did in detail.

Place: 37 out of 84
Avg (all users): 5.9197
Avg (commenters): 6.1429
Avg (participants): 5.4130
Avg (non-participants): 6.0119
Views since voting: 1282
Views during voting: 697
Votes: 299
Comments: 18
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11/26/2006 09:57:12 PM
Love the way the reds pop! And I actually really like the birds in the photo. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2006 10:44:48 PM
It looks really nice, except the sky kind of has a line between it and the barn/trees.
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11/19/2006 09:31:33 PM
I like the scene. The old wood of the barn has a nice texture to it.

The only thing I don't like is the distracting halo in the sky above the trees and above the barn roof. There's kind of a bright glow in the sky that looks artificial.
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11/16/2006 03:54:23 PM
bumping up 9
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11/16/2006 12:04:27 AM
Beautifully done.
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11/15/2006 05:03:49 PM
nice HDR! did you do it manually?
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11/14/2006 11:41:57 PM
must be a quiet place and it looks like it weathered a few seasons... nice...
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11/14/2006 12:02:09 PM
foreground is good I think the sky needs more color and try not to split horizon down the center you would have been better using more grass in the foreground.
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11/14/2006 09:50:55 AM
Nice compostion, but whats hurting this is the processing was overdone on the sky. Back it off just a bit and this will be really nice.
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11/14/2006 04:23:18 AM
Great title. Lovely colors and composition.
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11/13/2006 08:21:49 PM
i love barns
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11/13/2006 05:26:12 PM
the halo around the trees doesnt appear natural
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11/13/2006 02:11:37 PM
Use of Light:1
Achieves Challenge:1

Nice attemplt on this. The clouds seem too gray - too bad you didn't have more than one day to find a better sky! I think the color of the roof is a little too vibrant.
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11/13/2006 01:31:04 PM
I scored this a 7. THis is a well thought out photo with good composition and processing. The colors are very nice, I might have bumped the green up just a touch more to go with the saturated reds. One thing that bothers me and maybe couldnt have been avoided is the birds in the background. I wish they werent there to clutter up the sky. Thats a personal thing for me though. Good luck in the challenge.
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11/13/2006 11:08:27 AM
Interesting shot. The line between the skyline and the trees is pretty harsh, though I expect that it would be a tricky line to blend, maybe some low-opacity erasing if this is two or more layers?
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11/13/2006 10:15:13 AM
This is beautiful! Wonderful rich range of colors and light!
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11/13/2006 08:19:04 AM
the barn looks very interesting with some nice textures going on, but i wish the image was a little bigger or the barn filled more of the frame so that more focus was on the textures.
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11/13/2006 12:33:00 AM
10 love old buildings!
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