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Challenge: Free Study 2008-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Mt. Baker, Washington
Date: Feb 18, 2008
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2008

Shot on a snowshoe hike above Mt. Baker Ski Area on a rare clear Febraury day.

Pretty simple processing.

Convert from RAW in RSP setting: Color Temp 7650, Tint -14, Exp. Comp +.31, Fill +15, Shadow Cont. +17, Highlight Cont. -14, Custom Curve Med Contrast, Save as TIFF

Clean in Noise Ninja on auto

Process in PSE6: contrast layer, brightness layer, convert to B/W, more contrast and brightness, resize, USM, border

Post Challenge:

I agree that this would have been better if I stood out more from the background. I should have stood in front of the white part of the mountain in the backgroud but being alone made it a tough self portrait and get back in my spot with snowshoes on. Anyway, here is the color version where I do stand out better.

Place: 75 out of 458
Avg (all users): 6.2952
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 6.1071
Avg (non-participants): 6.6852
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 166
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2008 11:02:27 PM
Great AA lookalike. I like the contrast but I wish the skier was easier to spot. The snow could've been half to two thirds of a stop overexposed to get it really white, now it looks mostly grey except for the highlights in the tracks.
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03/07/2008 03:17:32 PM
8 - This gracing an office, or a home, make an inspirational image - even as a 'many more mountains to climb'. Be nice to see more definition on the mountaineer, but that's likely 'another image'.
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03/05/2008 12:25:04 PM
Yowza. What a great place to be.
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03/04/2008 02:07:56 PM
I was just thinking how this could be enhanced with a person standing in the photo somewhere (I was thinking lower right) and almost voted to move on...then I noticed the person at the crest. Wow. He really blends in with the B/W.
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03/03/2008 02:46:52 PM
The scene here is really good. It needed something in the front for added interest but the person blends in too much for me.
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03/02/2008 05:34:02 AM
like this title!
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03/01/2008 07:37:26 AM
What a great tree and landscape. I wish the guy stood out from the background just a little more - I didn't notice him at first. Very pretty.
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