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Plum Orchard and Mustard Grass
Plum Orchard and Mustard Grass

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Live Oak, Ca
Date: Mar 13, 2007
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

Opened in Raw
Adjusted temp upward to warm colors
Increased exposure
Increased contrast
Opened copy
Saved as PSD

Noise Ninja to reduce noise

Levels to set black and white points

Dodge tree trunks to lighten and reduce contrast, darken shadows in grass, darken distant trees, vignette in sky

Hue/Sat layer to increase saturation and brighten sky

Selected flowers with Color Range then Color Balance layer to darken yellow by increasing red

USM at 65, .5 radius, 1 threshold
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Place: 130 out of 561
Avg (all users): 6.0675
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.1488
Avg (non-participants): 5.8333
Views since voting: 1356
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 163
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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04/10/2007 10:02:31 AM
Very California. Beautiful colors.
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04/10/2007 03:14:46 AM
hey roger .. congratulations on this excellent photograph and a great addition to your profile page .......
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2007 09:47:50 PM
How GLORIOUS! The wildflowers are blooming so pretty here in Texas, and I have searched and searched to find a field like this -- covered in beautiful color. . .but no such luck yet. You have succeeded, and it is AWESOME!
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04/04/2007 02:55:27 AM
beautiful colours and perfect composition. I love the way the trees run all the way down to a point. Great shot!
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04/03/2007 09:12:35 PM
I like the rich, vivid colors.
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04/03/2007 12:43:48 PM
Lovely leading line. Simple. A classic.
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04/03/2007 03:12:15 AM
ahha!!! ... just love the yellow contrasting with the blue sky with that glow leading me into this gorgeous image .. love those squiggly branches sorta silhouetted .. and love the perspective ....... great shot .. =10
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04/02/2007 05:11:04 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two now and I'm running late, sorry.

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04/02/2007 03:11:26 AM
mustard weed maybe? I tried to look it up but no quick results... well, aside from that minor detail...... nice use of color and vanishing point to draw the view in. I'l like to see a bit less sky and more ground (higher POV... a ladder would have been really handy I bet, hard to drag around tho'.)
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04/01/2007 09:03:25 PM
wonderful colours..just beautiful
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