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Great Falls, Early Spring
Great Falls, Early Spring

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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: McLean, VA
Date: Apr 13, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2007

One of the more scenic spots I could think of near home.

PP - lots more than I usually do! Converted from RAW. Used PhotoImpact's HDR function to create an HDR layer, created a dupe of the original and increased saturation and contrast, dodged and burnt clouds and water, applied gradient filter to sky, merged all layers (40% transparent on HDR layer, which was pretty light). Dodged highlights on trees and burnt the bare tree in the middle foreground, cloned out spots in sky (birds, I think) and some junk on the rocks, colored the water to reflect the blue of the sky, burnt water a little, USM, resize, USM, increase saturation again.

Place: 158 out of 308
Avg (all users): 5.6331
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 5.5476
Avg (non-participants): 5.6768
Views since voting: 642
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 248
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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05/02/2007 08:57:42 PM
This looks like an awesome place Mary. Its sure the kind of place i enjoy visiting
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 10:20:36 PM
the rocks look a little un-sharp
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04/24/2007 08:24:38 PM
nice job!
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04/23/2007 11:32:57 PM
Very pretty setting, nicely composed.
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04/22/2007 12:52:49 PM
focus looks a touch soft. nice image.
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04/21/2007 01:33:36 PM
too much processing
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04/20/2007 08:20:13 AM
lovely, but quite soft in the focus...wish this was sharper as it would be a fantastic composition
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04/18/2007 11:44:48 PM
Nice contrast in the foreground. Overall, a great capture of a very beautiful river. A bit blurry in the background, but that certainly could have been the plan (it *does* draw attention to the foreground).
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04/18/2007 09:45:20 AM
Beautiful exposure, could do with a tad more contrast/saturation maybe. It's a little soft in places, but otherwise top ten work.
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