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Field of Dreams

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-07 (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 18, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2007

Took this shot off of my front porch pretty much. There was was bad storm that had just passed and this was the aftermath. Nothing but beautiful rays shining through the clouds onto the neighbor's cornfield. I loved the difference in colors and how they all contrasted together from the sky down. I think this was my best shot of the month, I took a bunch of people shots and flower shots, but I am getting sick of doing the same thing. I was hoping to catch a tornado but the storms never got that bad. :P Hope everyone enjoys, and any constructive critisism is welcomed.

Shot in Raw
Created HDR with single shot.
Changing exposures to -2.0, 0, +2.0
Tonemapped and merged in Photomatix.
In Jpeg
Hue & Saturation, Selective color, Curves, USM, Channel Mixer to bring out sky and corn. Brightness & Contrast. Add border, Resize, Sharpen, Neat Image, Save for Web.

Place: 298 out of 651
Avg (all users): 5.7519
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.6214
Avg (non-participants): 6.2692
Views since voting: 1354
Views during voting: 193
Votes: 129
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2007 10:06:15 PM
You build it and they will come. Like a voice from the sky.
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08/04/2007 03:28:42 PM
Love the colors of this. The rays of the sun really add to the shot, as does that little hint of purple on the horizon.
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08/03/2007 02:40:57 AM
nice composition 7
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08/02/2007 04:22:25 PM
Really nice colors, I like the contrast in the corn, & a perfect title.
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08/01/2007 08:13:17 PM
i like the oversaturated nature of this photo - it really works, especially with the sun rays
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08/01/2007 02:41:15 PM
Pretty scene but looks oversaturated to me.
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08/01/2007 09:10:38 AM
funky blown clouds hurt this one ... if you'd cropped those out I think that this would be much stronger ... love the blue tones in the sky and the waves of the corn field ... the streaking sunlight adds lots of visual interest and draws my eye right to the field ...
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08/01/2007 03:37:56 AM
beautiful scenery, nice capture, clarity shot
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