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Boardwalk on a December Afternoon
Boardwalk on a December Afternoon
MaryO


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Dec 12, 2007
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 14, 2007

Last minute subsitution (I think the shot I originally submitted is too subtle for a FS ... we'll see if this fares any better than average). This is the boardwalk which winds through the wetlands in my favorite park. I always find something fun to photograph here - plants, bugs, wildlife - but this time I went for the whole scene. Late afternoon sun and menacing clouds. I like that you can't quite tell where the boardwalk goes as it disappears into the dark background, and the clouds are threatening, but there's a hint of color and you can't quite tell if it's actually going to rain. The boardwalk invites you in while everything else says a sensible person would try again on a better day :-)

PP - converted from RAW 4x (dark, normal, +1 and +2), overlaid and adjusted transparency to squeeze out the highlights and contrast and merged all, cropped, levels, white balance, increased saturation, dodged plants and boardwalk, burnt plants, cloned out bright water reflections under boardwalk in a couple of places, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Statistics
Place: 121 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.9257
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8509
Avg (non-participants): 6.0656
Views since voting: 753
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 175
Comments: 13
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01/08/2008 10:32:41 AM
Mary! Beautiful and so dramatic! I love this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 07:23:51 PM
There's a place like this near me! Nice leading lines.
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01/05/2008 12:27:13 PM
Nice, mystical view. I like the feeling, chilling :D
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01/04/2008 11:21:01 AM
Everytime I see a shot like this it take me back to our girls week in Assateague Island, it has trails with boardwalks just like these. Very nice.
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01/04/2008 01:20:52 AM
great effect.
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01/03/2008 05:49:11 PM
That looks like its on the Big island of hawaii
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01/03/2008 12:40:22 PM
The composition is great.
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01/03/2008 10:18:22 AM
Great composition. Bit of noise on the wood work and something odd in the clouds. Otherwise very nice.
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01/02/2008 02:20:53 PM
That looks so peaceful. Nice.
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01/01/2008 04:03:13 PM
The path doesn't seem to lead to anywhere interesting in the picture.
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01/01/2008 02:49:27 PM
I like how the boardwalk leads me into your photo - to the warming colors of the sky
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01/01/2008 12:54:13 AM
love the tones of the sky
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01/01/2008 12:24:58 AM
I like the grain
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