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The Moon Drops Through the Morning's Palette to the Horizon...
The Moon Drops Through the Morning's Palette to the Horizon...
NikonJeb


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Petersburg Road, Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Date: Dec 24, 2007
Aperture: F/29
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.3 Seconds
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2007

Bumped exposure, saved as 16 bit TIFF, cloned out sensor dust, (I finally cleaned the damn sensor!!!), converted from RAW, used the HDR conversion tool, bumped saturation, resize, added border, saved for web, submitted.

Statistics
Place: 140 out of 429
Avg (all users): 5.8634
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 5.8302
Avg (non-participants): 5.9273
Views since voting: 891
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 161
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/10/2008 07:24:56 PM
nice finish and a most unusually beautiful morning sky..great job on the capture and PP
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01/10/2008 12:04:45 PM
wow Jeb, love the contrast and the colours!!
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01/10/2008 11:41:54 AM
The lone tree and the change in sky color has such an exotic feel to it. Very nice job!
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01/08/2008 11:05:38 PM
I gave it an 8! I think its a wonderful image. However, the sky does look a little bit strange in my monitor, specially the blue part. I use a LCD monitor and I've noticed that images that I processed on CRT monitors and looked great on them looked weird and full of artifacts and blotches on the LCD.
Hope this helps. Regards,

Roberto
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01/08/2008 10:07:16 PM
Hey Jeb, I liked your redo of this image as I feel it is more natural. Still just to say it does have wonderful texture and placement of items.
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01/08/2008 06:25:03 PM
Ok to be honest, this image does nothing for me. But I'm sure that has more to do with my personal taste than anything else. The rainbow sky effect isn't to my liking and I don't like how the tree is kind of a silhouette, but not really. I'd like it to either be one, or not. But hey, your image scored waaaay better than mine so that should tell you how much of my opinion you should value. ;-)
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01/08/2008 04:51:46 PM
A 7 from me. Love the color.
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01/08/2008 03:49:42 PM
A little oversaturated for me I'm afraid. Nice composition though.
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01/08/2008 12:39:32 PM
It's an iconic image of commercial value. But you need to get that artifact-ing under control in the sky. Even at this diminutive size, I can clearly see it and it detracts from the image. Perhaps try running Noise Ninja on the blue and red channels - experiment and make sure that the procedure does not cause posterizing.
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01/08/2008 12:33:00 PM
I really like the layers created by the different hues in the sky. The placement of the tree works pretty well. I gave this a 6 during voting, primarily due to the significant color noise I see in the sky - as if the blues and cyans are not balanced when you modified them in Hue/Sat. A bit of smoothing either with a brush or using a noise reduction approach would have likely helped a great deal and bumped that score well over 6.

Cheers!
Peter
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01/08/2008 11:30:48 AM
It's an excellent photo and scored fairly well for a FS. I would have given it a 6, had I voted.
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01/08/2008 11:07:54 AM
Well I gave this a 9 so what do I know. I think the colours are stunning, just beautiful.
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01/08/2008 10:54:25 AM
hi jeb! i gave you a 6 liked the shot but thought the colors near horizon were a bit overdone
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01/08/2008 06:09:28 AM
I always liked those kind of pictures, so I'm a little bias here. This shoud have finish well into the 6's. The colors are just great. Have you tried cropping out most of the field at the bottom? It would be interesting to see the result.
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01/08/2008 06:05:28 AM
I gave this 7 I really liked it but would have liked the tree and the moon less central.
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01/08/2008 05:11:57 AM
I think that maybe the saturation is a bit intense - though I can't say for sure without seeing the original. It just feels a bit intense. It's very colorful this way but as one commenter remarked, it almost seems unreal because there's no gradation - just distinct bands of color in the sky. The composition is good, but just a tad static. Since I don't know what's to the right, my suggestion of maybe having the tree to the left and open up some space on the right may not be do-able. The way the tree is formed, the location of the moon, and the small circular clump of trees in the distance just seems to beg a bit more open space on the right for balance.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 09:44:03 AM
For me, the color bands of the sunrise are so even it almost looks fake in a way. My favorite part of your photo is the upper half with the tree and the moon.
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01/05/2008 10:26:03 AM
WOW... what a color contrast here in the sky Very nice :)
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01/04/2008 09:30:42 PM
Excellent colours in the sky. Maybe a touch "soft", but I suppose an unsharp mask might have left too much noise in that great sky.
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01/04/2008 03:08:59 PM
wow that is surreal vibrant colors
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01/04/2008 02:05:07 AM
nice mix of color.
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01/03/2008 11:45:59 PM
Wow, wonderful transition on the colors! A little noise in the blue part of the sky is all I can see that's not awesome here.
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01/03/2008 04:32:59 PM
Awesome colours in this sunset.
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01/03/2008 02:50:00 PM
this is very very awesome, love the composition and the colors
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01/01/2008 05:13:49 PM
Nice range of colors.
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01/01/2008 06:33:28 AM
Nice colours in the sky. I'd prefer the foreground to be black,
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