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Timeless Fall
Timeless Fall

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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Sherwood, OR
Date: Nov 10, 2007
Aperture: f/2
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Candid
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2007

Taken at a sweet park near where I live. I was out with some friends and hadn't taken many photos recently...I took a ton that evening and it felt good to get back into it. I have been working on trying to do different things with backlighting with the sun. Finding a manual balance between the sun in the background and keeping the subject exposed. It gives a real neat look to it. Very warm. The sun was perfect that afternoon but leaving quick. I wasn't planning on using any of the photos I took for the challenges, but this one seemed like it would look ok in duotone. Although the color version is much more rich. I'll post that later.
Most PP was done in lightroom.
heavy contrast
upped the exposure a bit
made WB warmer
the in Photoshop
two layers of BW adjustment
one just plain BW
the other above it with a tone blended with softlight and then turned the opacity down.

Place: 162 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.5605
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.5743
Avg (non-participants): 5.5357
Views since voting: 835
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 157
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/21/2007 12:41:02 AM
for some reason this captured my attention, really amazing! underrated.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2007 09:52:18 PM
wonderful tones
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11/16/2007 02:52:24 PM
Excellent tones, spoilt only by the white area at the very top which interferes with the composition
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11/16/2007 01:44:25 PM
I would crop the white strip from the top. Other than that, a good photo.
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11/16/2007 09:58:43 AM
Not sure focus point is about Fall
11/14/2007 10:59:48 AM
Great expression. I do like your out of frame composition as well. IMO cropping out the horizon line would have been beneficial. Nice job.
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11/12/2007 11:14:37 PM
Nice picture. I wish you'd trimmed off just a little off the top, to eliminate the white area there. I think the image would look more put together without that. I also wish there were a bit more detail in the bottom of body area. Otherwise, quite beautiful. I like the out of focus background, it looks great here.
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11/12/2007 09:37:33 AM
nce tones and good composition, but the whit area of sky distracts a bit to me
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11/12/2007 09:12:04 AM
I'd crop the very top
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11/12/2007 12:56:09 AM
quite nice...
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11/12/2007 12:34:12 AM
This would have worked better with the top cropped off 6
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