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Bayou Drought
Bayou Drought
cpurser


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: Apr 21, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

South Louisiana had a record-setting drought in 2006. This shot was taken early in the morning to get the texture of the mud.

Post-processing:
1) Convert 2 exposures from RAW
2) Sky and ground on different layers
2) Mono Channel Mixer on each layer
3) Curves
4) Dodge & burn
5) Smart Sharpen
6) Save for web

Statistics
Place: 254 out of 712
Avg (all users): 5.9740
Avg (commenters): 6.4211
Avg (participants): 5.9658
Avg (non-participants): 6.0000
Views since voting: 661
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 346
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
12/12/2007 04:13:43 PM
The comment of "Dull" on this piece is retarded. Well done.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 07:33:31 PM
Dull
01/25/2007 12:06:21 PM
very ansel adams
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01/25/2007 01:42:10 AM
Very strong black and white image here...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2007 11:55:43 PM
very nicely observed and processed. now, i'll have to ask you to pardon me while i go get something to drink ;-)
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01/22/2007 11:17:40 AM
cool concept.
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01/20/2007 11:24:09 PM
Very nice perspective and highlighting
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01/19/2007 08:13:50 PM
Nice photo.
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01/19/2007 06:57:28 PM
Needs a skeleton or some focal point of interest in the foreground.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2007 05:12:18 PM
Love the contrasts and the seperation the grass provides from the sky.
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01/17/2007 08:22:14 AM
great contrast to this 9
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01/16/2007 12:36:24 PM
Very dramatic photo
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01/14/2007 04:12:24 PM
Great shot with nice range. I have tried a shot like this before but didn't have the dramatic sky that you have here to carry it through. Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2007 03:06:00 PM
Nice perspective. I like the conversion to B&W and your processing. Nice, crisp image. Good Luck.
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01/13/2007 04:38:28 PM
Excellent use of texture and perspective. Good luck!
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01/13/2007 04:24:23 PM
B&W works really good here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2007 02:07:29 PM
Maybe som water should be a good thing ;)
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01/12/2007 09:52:22 AM
Nice texture, nice range of tone. Maybe a little too dark at the bottom, but that's no big deal. The clouds are luminous and the line of brush makes a nice resting point for your eyes after the dramatic crack leading the viewer in. Wish there was more detail in the brush - but you've got such a wide angle that makes it difficult and the photo is more about the vast view than the details anyway.
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01/12/2007 08:29:18 AM
Nice textural image. The contrast is good. I like how the shapes of the clouds almost mimic the cracks of the earth.
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01/12/2007 07:45:35 AM
nice tones.
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01/12/2007 03:47:49 AM
wow, i love this one, why ? coz of the perspective (that reminds me i have to buy on wide angle lens), clouds, little nitpick details, composition, and B&W choice which i love very very much - 9
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