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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: hdr try
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Near Jacksonville, NC
Date: Mar 24, 2008
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2008

Just part of a farm I pass on my way from Kentucky to Camp Lejeune, NC. There are a few other buildings but I really like this barn and the water.

I shot this using a bracketing mode and merged them into WukongBeta but really didn't like the results so I processed a single RAW file and came up with this file. It was exported from WukongBeta as TIFF, then final processing in CS.

PP included:
Selective color adjustments
two different layers of brightness/contrast
a bit dodge tool in the trees
another brightness/contrast adjustment

Place: 482 out of 500
Avg (all users): 4.5705
Avg (commenters): 4.0769
Avg (participants): 4.4231
Avg (non-participants): 4.9111
Views since voting: 524
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 149
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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04/08/2008 06:50:16 AM
Sorry to everyone for the processing, I really didn't think it looked so bad when I posted it, I guess I should have stopped a lot sooner. On the other hand, this image in full screen size does look totally different...oh well live and learn.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment and vote.

Message edited by author 2008-04-08 06:51:59.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 05:17:00 PM
The post processing just doesn't do it for me for some reason.
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04/05/2008 04:23:24 PM
Surreal. Great light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2008 06:28:47 AM
Oh dear, way to much processing. No longer looks like a photo but maybe that`s what you were trying to do.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2008 05:04:11 AM
Kind of cool, but I'm not sure I like the Post processing in this one.
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04/04/2008 04:45:30 AM
I'm afraid the only thing I think no matter how I look at this image is that whatever post processing you have done has totally ruined this shot. On a positive note I think this is quite nicely composed but apart form that the detail in the trees, barn and land is completely lost in the poor editing. I wish I could give you tips on how to process your images but I only know the basics, I hope someone else will be able to leave you a comment on how you might improve your post processing skills.

This is just my humble opinion.
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04/03/2008 04:01:46 PM
Ouch -- waaaaay oversharpened, I'm afraid.
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04/03/2008 01:29:38 AM
Oi, this might be a really good picture but I can't tell because you trashed it with over-processing.
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04/02/2008 06:09:19 PM
This feels like an HDR attempt. It's easy to overboard with it. In this case I think you've gone too far ... beyond believable improbability.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/02/2008 11:58:16 AM
Is this you Terry? Nice job.
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04/01/2008 11:32:16 PM
I like the subject and composition but this seems overprocessed to me.
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04/01/2008 12:34:39 PM
it's well framed and the colors look breathtaking, but the heavy handed processing detracts from the shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2008 11:07:26 AM
Too much PP. Too sharp, noisy and oversaturated.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2008 11:03:41 AM
I think you overprocessed a bit here.
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04/01/2008 09:43:45 AM
Kinda hurts my eyes.
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04/01/2008 08:43:20 AM
something doesn't quite seem right, maybe over sharpened?
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