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The Big Dipper
The Big Dipper

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Challenge: Lucky 7 II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Jul 7, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 71 Sec.
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Jul 7, 2007

Was trying to find all sorts of things to come up with for this challenge. Wanted to try and do my first 24 hour challenge. Tried all sorts of things, and everything turned out bad. My wife and I worked hard at different ideas and nothing worked. So later on in the evening we went outside and were watching some fireworks. The sky was so clear and beautiful, we looked up and saw the big dipper. My wife was like "Umm isn't that 7 stars" I said "Holy Lucky 7 Batman". Ran and got my camera and took 2 shots as it was 10:30pm. Put it on the computer and liked what I saw. I had the chance to remove some of the other stars, but I felt it added a bit to the shot. The 7 brightest stars make up the Big Dipper and that was good enough for me. Hope everyone likes. And thanks to my wife for all her patience today.

Shot in Raw.
Sharpened, Adjusted WB to Tungsten
Color Saturation. Brightness, and Curves
Converted to Jpeg
Rotated Canvas 70 Degrees
Cropped, Brightness & Contrast
Hue & Saturation, Curves
Adjusted colors in Channel Mixer
Resized, Added Border, USM, Resized and Sharpened
Save for Web.

Place: 59 out of 98
Avg (all users): 5.2540
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2037
Avg (non-participants): 5.2741
Views since voting: 730
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 189
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2007 11:58:32 AM
If it were just the seven stars, the shot might be more effective
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07/12/2007 11:30:19 AM
That is my picture!

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07/11/2007 11:30:54 AM
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07/10/2007 10:04:32 AM
Wow- not much to go on- just nothing happing
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07/09/2007 09:33:42 PM
Interesting - a bit fuzzy, but nicely composed.
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07/09/2007 10:44:53 AM
Nice capture. I can see some slight star movement; did you use a tripod?
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07/09/2007 04:42:56 AM
OK my guess is yo may well get slaughtered by some of the voters because there are more than 7 stars in the image but I really like the concept you have nd your framing works well
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07/09/2007 12:56:52 AM
Nice composition simple and elegant. But those realy are not stars huh!
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07/08/2007 08:04:26 AM
Nice shot of the sky.
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07/08/2007 05:44:45 AM
good set up and capture
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07/08/2007 01:27:58 AM
That is really cool.
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07/08/2007 12:42:51 AM
Cool star shot. The lights of the stars are nice.
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