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Country Storm A'Brewing

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Challenge: Negative Image II (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Minolta/Sony
Location: Virginia
Date: Apr 12, 2008
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Landscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2008

Had some great skies today. Storm front moving in and I almost missed it. Couldn't stand looking at the sky anymore (was outside doing yardwork) and decided to make a run for a local park. By the time I got to the end of our road it was downpouring. Almost gave up then I noticed a small break forming. Went ahead drove to the park and waited out the rain. Glad I did! :-)

Sigma 10-20 @17mm, F9.5, ISO 200, 1/350, CP

- negative image
- clarify +20
- channel mixer (grey output,82,-15,40,-3, mono)
- crop
- colorize (15,70) - repeat
- clarify +5 (can't remember if 5 or 10)
- colorize (15,70)
- smart photo fix (-2,25,-5,25,13,8,0)
- clarify +1
- resize
- usm (.35,75,5) +luminance
- s&p (1,1)
- border
- save as JPG

Had to save this at 16 compression to get under 150kb. :-/ Introduced some grain to the sky this way that wasn't in the pre-jpg.

That small circle by the base of the tree...I thought it was sensor dust at first showing up. It's actually a small circle formed in the grass that's darker. Animal?

Place: 38 out of 355
Avg (all users): 6.1266
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Views since voting: 1170
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 158
Comments: 4
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04/23/2008 02:03:46 AM
Very fine work.
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04/23/2008 12:22:55 AM
this came out really well, congrats on the 6 plus score.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2008 04:51:47 AM
I very much like the sepia negative approach for this - quite fitting to the photograph. I also like the foreground tree and the one it frames - they seem to be the watchmen over the fields.
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04/17/2008 05:18:40 PM
I like this shot and it oddly works as a negative but I want to see more of the landscape and less tree trunk. Good luck.
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