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Colors of Australia
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Challenge: Rural Landscapes (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Queensland,
Date: Aug 13, 2007
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2007

I had an idea in my head, (not much else in there) so asked Peter to take me for a drive to the Glasshouse Mountains, which is a half hour drive from our home, and very rural.

The mountains were at there best, as the top half is all rock, so thats how they got there name, as they sometimes looks like glass.

Peter stopped the car and said, "here is your photo".

I looked sideways and said YES, thats it.

It was jusr freshly ploughed ground, and the soil is THIS color, for real. Very volcanic rich red/orange soil, due to the old mountains, as they were once volcanos, but now extinct.

I loved the differant colored layers in this rural scene in this image, so hense the title of my image is called, "Colors of Australia".

I stuffed up this time thats for sure, and entered an image way to saturated. Please blame it on my eyesight.

I am embarassed, and hope NEVER do this again.....
I have learned a valuable lesson here, as it was such a wonderful place to photograph.

Thanks for your constructive comments.

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08/22/2007 11:01:23 AM
Poor Shez. . .I wonder if people think this is slightly over-processed (tee hee. . .I just read thru the bajillion brutal opinions in that regard) Sorry you got beat up on this one. It's a lovely place!!!
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08/22/2007 02:32:48 AM
Not on the last page......the comments should help you when processing landscapes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2007 11:01:29 PM
WOW~this is very colorful!! This shocked me when it popped up on the screen!
I like it, it's cool, 9.
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08/21/2007 06:45:48 PM
Post processing distracts ... especially the halo over the hils. Easy does it!!
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08/21/2007 05:23:09 PM
The sharpness added to this makes it unreal. Great location though. I would go back.
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08/20/2007 12:42:35 PM
over processed and too heavy on the saturation IMO.
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08/19/2007 10:18:19 AM
Basic Editing !?!
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08/19/2007 12:44:13 AM
Feels like the pic too heavily saturated and sharpened
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08/19/2007 12:39:29 AM
The oversaturation of the colours has overpowered what I think could have been a very nice scene imho.
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08/18/2007 06:36:31 PM
Nice, but to me the colors don't ring true.
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08/18/2007 03:13:17 PM
The saturation and oversharpening give this the look of a 1970s postcard. Don't know if that's what you intended but it's kinda interesting.
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08/17/2007 08:27:55 PM
Oversaturated.
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08/17/2007 08:52:16 AM
Way too much post-processing, distracts from the original image.
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08/17/2007 06:50:36 AM
Too much PP - the halo between hill and sky ruins what could have been a better shot.
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08/16/2007 06:30:16 PM
Over processed, over saturated, lots of posterization artifacts and halos. Sorry, but sometimes less is more.
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08/16/2007 06:05:24 PM
Love the colors and the mountain distortion like viewed through wavy glass.
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08/16/2007 04:53:05 AM
way overprocessed, too much use of shadows/highlights (probably), sharperning and noise rduction has created distracting halos, pixelated grass and oversoft trees.
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08/16/2007 12:03:23 AM
Interesting composition, just way overdone on the HDR.
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08/15/2007 10:54:18 PM
A bit over saturated.
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08/15/2007 10:46:20 PM
Appears overly saturated and sharpened, but lovely landscape.
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08/15/2007 10:26:46 PM
The focus seems a too soft and the image too overprocessed...
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08/15/2007 09:50:16 PM
Something not quite right about this one, Im not sure if its too much sharpness or too much saturation. It would have been better otherwise.
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08/15/2007 07:36:25 PM
quite too much processing.
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08/15/2007 12:38:48 PM
extremely overprocessed in my opinion - the halo around the mountains/hills is very distracting
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08/15/2007 12:20:41 PM
oversaturated and hue is blown out picture seems not in focus
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08/15/2007 11:48:28 AM
This is a good shot however it looks over processed...It's hard to make out some of the detail... I'm curious to see what the original shot looks like.
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08/15/2007 04:20:30 AM
Wow...what did you do to your picture damn? It looks like you used photoshop way to much on the shadows and highlights you also over did the colors and if you sharpened it unsharpen it. At the same time I have to say its unique to the style of old postcard look I don't know I am confused on what to tell you. If your aim is for old style post cards that are supposed to look fake you hit it just right.
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08/15/2007 02:00:43 AM
Looks way over-processed. Lack of focus.
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08/15/2007 01:11:56 AM
Something wrong with this, too much sharpening has destroyed the natural look. It's way overdone.
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