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Challenge: Fill the Frame II (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Kodak DX7590
Location: Lansing, MI
Date: Jan 24, 2007
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: .5 sec
Galleries: Interior, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2007

The dome inside the Michigan state capitol in Lansing.

Wowsers! 23 Indeed :-)
I didn't think I'd ever see one of those little gifs on my profile. Thank you so much everyone for the awesome comments, the favs...AND the votes :-)
Also, thanks to Toocool, he's got a bunch of awesome photos from in and around the capitol that are very inspiring. He's always let me drag along with him, shooting everywhere, never hesitating to answer my endless questions, share his knowledge and teach me not only how to use a camera, but how to actually make photos with it!

I must admit, I've been in a real rut lately. Hardly even touched my camera in quite awhile. Sheila got me a new monopod for Christmas, hadn't even used it yet. So I had the day off, and forced myself to go out shooting, even though I didn't really feel like it. TC and I have gone shooting around the downtown area a lot, so that's where I decided to go. It was cold, so I went inside the capitol. I wasn't shooting for a challenge, I wasn't shooting anything anyone had asked me to, I didn't even care if I ended up with anything at all. I was just shooting for the sake of shooting, and just for me. I ended up wandering around for a few hours, and really got lost in it all, it was awesome. I later thought that this would work for 'Fill the Frame', and even though I didn't consider it 'Expert' editing at all, said what the heck, and put it in :-) I was hoping maybe I'd get another 6.xx on my profile.

So anyways, yeah, it's the inside of the capitol dome in Lansing. In ps- reduce noise, auto color, levels, curves, hue/sat adj, selected the inner circle and did a levels adj and sharpen, then a color dodge layer, a color burn layer, and a vivid light layer all with the opacities dropped way down, then resize, smart sharpen, border and sfw.
this is the un-edited original-
//dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=461778
thanks for checking out my pic :-)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 211
Avg (all users): 7.6071
Avg (commenters): 8.6538
Avg (participants): 7.2353
Avg (non-participants): 7.9880
Views since voting: 10983
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 168
Comments: 70
Favorites: 38 (view)


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04/24/2008 08:44:26 PM
A beautiful shot, the best
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08/07/2007 11:53:36 AM
gorgeous... can you be a mentor?
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02/16/2007 06:44:15 PM
This is one stunning shot dude. I don't know why I've just seen this one but I'm glad I ran across it. The colors are so inviting I could stare at this for hours. So many things to see while looking over this wonderful image. Excellent job taterbug!
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02/08/2007 10:45:45 AM
Fantastic colors and lighting. A phenominally beautiful photo.
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02/07/2007 02:04:34 PM
Knockout!

Mindbogglinglygood!

I wish I could do half as well, but not a chance - I just dont seem to have the ability to do the things I would like, but it is probably the knowledge I lack, plus maybe the software.

This is really, really good - It looks like all that goldwork and handtooling on one of the most expensive handmade leather books you used to be able to find out there.

If you ever make a video about retouching, put me down for one.

I have a Canon 350d, but never expect to be able to do as well

Very, Very Welldone. How much for the full final file?

Adrian
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02/06/2007 10:35:58 AM
This is gorgeous! Congratulations!
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02/05/2007 02:17:06 PM
Stunning color tones in this beauty, congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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02/04/2007 07:17:39 PM
such an incredible piece of art
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02/04/2007 06:16:28 PM
Stunning.
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02/03/2007 08:52:26 PM
Hi Gene. Congratulations on the ribbon win with this beautifuly composed image. It is a real stand out!
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02/03/2007 07:29:09 PM
Congratulations on a great finish... Absolutely great picture, so rich and beautiful colors and a great pp...
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02/03/2007 02:40:43 PM
WTG, Gene! Gorgeous shot! Big huge congrats on your ribbon!
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02/03/2007 12:19:40 PM
Rich image to be very proud of, should make nice prints.
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02/03/2007 06:14:31 AM
Big Congratulations on your first Ribbon!! Beautiful shot, well processed!
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02/03/2007 12:27:20 AM
Here is the un-edited original-

461778.jpg
02/02/2007 09:19:13 PM
Great shot Gene. Hope you and TC can work this out.
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02/02/2007 06:16:41 PM
Originally posted by yanko:

Congrats. So is this the real color of the dome? 21.gif TooCool 's version is orange so I'm confused! Both look great.


This is what it actually looks like...
TC

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 18:17:12.
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02/02/2007 05:38:08 PM
Very nice colour and clarity. Congrats on 2nd place.
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02/02/2007 04:48:32 PM
Congratulations!!!!!

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02/02/2007 02:21:19 PM
Congratas on your ribbon tater!
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02/02/2007 01:07:26 PM
Congradulations! I go to MSU so I'm familiar with this building ;) Nice work and way to represent Michigan.
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02/02/2007 01:02:52 PM
Congrats! I enjoyed looking at the original too....and comparing with the Edited version. Great job editing!
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02/02/2007 09:46:05 AM
Waooo! Congrats, man! :-D
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02/02/2007 09:26:57 AM
Awesome what great colors. I like the way you took something we all pass by and make us really look at it.
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02/02/2007 09:10:00 AM
great photo and very good PP.Congrats for the first ribbon ,i just take my first one week before and i know how you feel,I hope the best for next
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02/02/2007 07:45:16 AM
Whoa!! What an awesome photo and such a great challenge to win your first ribon! I absolutely love this gorgeous view! Congratulations!

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02/02/2007 05:32:58 AM
Oh my little tater - you rock!!! I was SO delighted to see your name on the home page! What a stunning shot my friend. The color composition and detail are wonderful; a well-deserved ribbon!! Superb - wish I could give you a hug!

Blessings, Linda
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02/02/2007 03:28:21 AM
Beautiful architectural interior you have there. The symmetry and color are worked out brilliantly in this image. Congrats on your ribbon.
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02/02/2007 03:11:05 AM
Congrats on your well deserved first ribbon. fantastic colors and detail!

Message edited by author 2007-02-02 03:11:35.
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02/02/2007 02:36:55 AM
seeing this finish really put a smile on my face! w2g, gene!!
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02/02/2007 02:14:07 AM
23!!! Congrats on the ribbon - gorgeous shot and one of my top picks from this challenge. What a gorgeous building!
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02/02/2007 01:18:41 AM
This was one of my 10's. Absolutely gorgeous!
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02/02/2007 01:08:32 AM
superb colour and clarity Congrats on your ribbon. well deserved
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02/02/2007 12:40:05 AM
Beautiful and sharp! Congrats on your first ribbon!!!
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02/02/2007 12:32:29 AM
Beautiful work. Well deserved placement.
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02/02/2007 12:31:07 AM
Congratulations on your red with this stunning image!
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02/02/2007 12:30:47 AM
Dude, ya got your first ribbon and 7.6 to boot. I guess congrats are due but I do have to say that when I stand in the middle of the dome this is not what I see...
Your brotha froma notha motha,
TC
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02/02/2007 12:28:08 AM
Way to go, Gene! Congrats on your first, and well deserved ribbon!
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02/02/2007 12:09:54 AM
Congrats. So is this the real color of the dome? 21.gif TooCool 's version is orange so I'm confused! Both look great.
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02/02/2007 12:08:01 AM
I gave this one a 10 absolutly gorgeous!
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02/02/2007 12:06:58 AM
Very nice. You should document your processing steps for us
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02/02/2007 12:06:37 AM
Gorgeous! Well deserved placement. Congrats
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02/02/2007 12:05:51 AM
Had a feeling...Well done
Originally posted by dv_rock:

Congrats on RIBBON...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2007 11:08:55 PM
Congrats on RIBBON...
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01/31/2007 10:25:53 PM
Simply outstanding ... excellent composition, exposure is spot on and great color. Well chosen subject! *9*
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01/30/2007 11:19:47 AM
You have managed to capture and enhance a lovely picture here, well done! 10
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01/29/2007 05:39:12 PM
gorgeous colors and detail 10
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01/29/2007 01:16:58 PM
This is my favourite.....stunning!
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01/29/2007 12:27:34 PM
Very rich, deep blue tones...strong composition as well. Great job!
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01/29/2007 11:48:01 AM
Wow! Majestic! Lovely blend of colors. This should do well for you.
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01/29/2007 06:58:37 AM
Beautiful, where was this photo taken?
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01/28/2007 08:15:34 PM
Just beautiful.
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01/27/2007 08:05:49 PM
beautiful colors & details, almost looks like an illustration - I would have liked the slightly staggered composition more if it would have favored one side or another more but I can imagine this was really hard to get right! << 9 >>
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01/27/2007 07:46:52 PM
simply beautiful
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01/27/2007 07:40:11 AM
Very nice this will do well
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01/27/2007 07:19:20 AM
excellent color and detail
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01/26/2007 10:25:11 PM
Awesome.....
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01/26/2007 09:35:50 PM
MC, great colors and depth...
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01/26/2007 09:16:11 PM
very nice! crisp...good contrast...great colors.
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01/26/2007 03:43:27 PM
amazing clarity and colors 10
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01/26/2007 01:14:27 PM
wow
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01/26/2007 01:02:01 PM
Love the vibrance, color and detail of the shot. Only nitpick is, it seems to be a little oversharpened in some ares producing jagged edges. Selective sharpening would be something to try here. Still it's a favorite. Good luck :)
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01/26/2007 12:56:41 PM
Excellent light and good clarity. 8
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01/26/2007 10:16:58 AM
Beautiful structure.. I love the angle you shot this at. Perfect 10 for me.. I'd give an 11 if I could.
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01/26/2007 09:10:10 AM
amazing image .... absolutely beautiful colours and great composition ....... =8
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01/26/2007 07:35:49 AM
stunning detail
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01/26/2007 04:08:29 AM
wow....where the heck is this?? 9
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01/26/2007 02:12:16 AM
Beautiful. Love the rich colors.
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01/26/2007 12:44:37 AM
Stunning! 10!
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01/26/2007 12:34:01 AM
Now THAT'S luminosity! HDRI processing, I assume? If so, excellent avoidance of the common pitfalls of the technique :-)
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