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Tranquil Overpass

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Challenge: Impressionism 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: Valley View, Ohio
Date: Sep 6, 2007
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4 Sec.
Galleries: Blur, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2007

I Love this area near my work. Its The Valley View, same area as my Image Grain picture was taken near Hale Farm. Usually I can drive down for lunch and sit and relax, watch some deer pass by, and then go back to work. I really wanted to try and do a painting type shot of this area and this challenge gave me a perfect opportunity. Took some time to try and get this shot just right. I hope it turned out ok, and is portrayed as a painting to everyone. I really like this shot and am happy with the way it turned out. Hope you enjoy it also.

Shot at about 1:00pm. Plenty of light, but enough shade from trees to get the effect I wanted. Set the Aperture to 20 and .4sec Shutter Speed. Set the camera for multiple shots, and just started a slow sweeping motion while it was taking shots. Took about 30 and when I got them on the computer, this one jumped out at me.

Shot in Raw
Created 3 exposures from one shot. -2, -1, 0.
Merged in Photomatix and Tonemapped.
Converted to Jpeg.
Hue & Saturation, Curves, Selective Color,
Brightness & Contrast, Channel Mixer
Burned areas around the water, and some in the trees.
Used Healing Brush to remove small blown out area in water.
Rotate Canvas .5 degrees CCW. Resize.
Neat Image, Crop, Add Border, Resize and Save for Web.

Place: 60 out of 206
Avg (all users): 5.5857
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Views since voting: 833
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Votes: 140
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2007 11:42:38 PM
This is like Monet with OCD. But it does look Impressionistic and it does look painted.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2007 09:32:33 PM
Nice effects. Looks like you used the natural sunlight to your total advantage.
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09/08/2007 02:12:37 PM
The camera movement is a bit much though I do get the sense of impressionism. Moving you up a bit on further review.
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