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LA Sprawl, version 3
LA Sprawl, version 3

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Collection: Blurry_Pics
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date: Aug 11, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007

Viewed: 794
Comments: 8
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The third version of this shot from an airliner on approach to LAX ... edited to try and make it look like a model.

Compared to the previous versions, I lowered the point at which the blur begins to take effect, and lowered the radius of the blur to about one-third of the previous value. I also added some Blue tone curves to try and make the sky look less smoggy, and cropped from the top to a 3:2 aspect ratio.

-Gradient selection to isolate top
-Duplicated BG and applied Gaussian Blur at 11 pixel radius through gradient mask
-Blue Curve through gradient mask
-Resize for DPC
-Crop from top
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0 (enhances contrast)
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 applied two times
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 305kb

File: LA-Mini_IMG_4184v3DPC.jpg
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07/02/2013 01:55:03 AM
Hehe... You bad bad boy. I'm guessing you didn't get FAA clearance for these shots? ;)

(me either)

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01/20/2009 06:21:46 AM
Great job! And it does look like a model - no doubt
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09/16/2007 09:37:48 AM
mini town!
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09/16/2007 09:10:45 AM
Great effect to make the landscape look like a model. Very nice.
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09/16/2007 08:37:43 AM
Really does look like a diorama doesn't it? I like it.
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09/16/2007 03:29:01 AM
VERY effective. Excellent post processing to achieve your desired your result. Nice view of LA, too!
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09/16/2007 02:35:00 AM
Interesting changes. A good job of making something out of something else thru careful processing.
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09/16/2007 02:17:05 AM
Excellent! This works so well!! :)
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