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Challenge: Harsh Environments (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
Date: Dec 27, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/50sec
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2006

Single image converted from RAW. Curves, USM, spherize, solarize, autolevels, curves, cloned out spots in sky, sponge, dodge and burn, selective color, saturate, USM, curve, spherize.

hope this fits the challenge. I went into this secluded, "off limits" part of the beach at sundown. Found bits of garbage, slipper sole, plastics, etc. entangled on the branches of the trees just after a big typhoon. Taken a day after a strong earthquake has hit Taiwan, there were rumors of a possible tsunami on the east coast of the Philippines.

Place: 41 out of 116
Avg (all users): 5.9330
Avg (commenters): 5.4615
Avg (participants): 5.8667
Avg (non-participants): 5.9573
Views since voting: 937
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 224
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/05/2007 09:03:57 AM
thanks for all who liked my post-processing. this can actually "pass" advanced editing IMO. I tried being bold this time.
01/05/2007 09:02:46 AM
Originally posted by Gordon:

Seems like a lot of editing for the sake of editing, rather than in support of the idea of the shot.

my idea is Tsunami and harsh environment. I think what I did enhanced/evoked that idea.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/04/2007 05:03:41 PM
Sky looks great, awesome colors and really like your composition. Nice work.
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01/03/2007 08:50:25 PM
all I can say is ...wow
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01/03/2007 05:44:12 PM
Seems like a lot of editing for the sake of editing, rather than in support of the idea of the shot.
01/03/2007 03:05:22 PM
This picture is amazing! Great job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2007 10:45:09 AM
Wow, incredible
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12/31/2006 07:02:44 PM
Way overprocessed! Not even sure what I'm supposed to be looking at...
12/31/2006 03:01:11 PM
Looks like my little brother had a go in photoshop, sorry.
12/30/2006 07:28:48 AM
Excellent work 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2006 01:15:40 AM
Woah...a little much for me. At least it's not a snapshot like so many other people submitted.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 09:52:01 PM
Fascinating capture & processing <9>
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12/29/2006 11:34:48 AM
I like the effect you produced in the sky, but something went wrong with the leaves on the left.
12/29/2006 05:17:38 AM
Too dark...can't quite make out what's happening here.
12/29/2006 01:46:15 AM
dramatic, poignant
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 12:25:59 AM
wow ... incredible image ...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2006 12:25:58 AM
Sorry, I definately know and respect the ruleset in this challenge but to me that still means to create something aesthetically pleasing and this image just isn´t cutting it aesthetically for me, I just don´t find the effect you put on this image to be doing anything positive for it and frankly I voted a 3 on it.
12/29/2006 12:16:09 AM
likely will win a ribbon... outstanding image...
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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