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Another Battlefield Countryscape
Another Battlefield Countryscape

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2008

DSC08394 - May 9, 2008
F8, ISO 400, 1/125, 24-135 Tamron @ 24mm, CP, ND2 Grad filter

Silky Pix
- Exp Comp +1.0
- Strong Contrast
- Memory Color 1
- Noise Reduction Priority
- Highlight Control (25,50,0,2.00)
- Tone Curve
- Export as TIFF

- Crop
- Clarify +20
- duplicate layer
- filter, xero: Bad Dream (128,128,0,0,0,0,0) layer normal mode, 6% opacity
- merge all
- duplicate layer
- HSL (yellow sat -25)
- Digital NR (35,0,0,40,0)
- resize
- USM (.35,100,5) +luminance
- repeat Digital NR
- repeat USM
- duplicate layer
- Noise Reduction: S&P (1,10) layer normal mode, 24% opacity
- merge all
- save as JPG

Photo taken at the Manassas National Battlefield Park, hence the title. :-)

Place: 16 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.6554
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2083
Avg (non-participants): 7.0789
Views since voting: 2064
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 148
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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05/20/2008 07:20:36 AM
Barry, Super shot. Love the sun rays poking through the clouds and the bright green grass. Congrats on another top 20 finish too.
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05/19/2008 12:24:46 AM
Barry - Terrific image! Love the tones and POV. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 03:54:09 PM
Pretty scene! Nice tones on the fence and grass, but the clouds look a little blown out to me, but that's just my humble opinion.
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05/17/2008 10:54:15 PM
this is really beautiful...great color and tones. well done!
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05/17/2008 05:18:49 PM
I really like the concept of your photograph. I can see symbolism that denotes the emotions of people looking at the battleground or even giving their opinions of war.
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05/16/2008 12:45:26 PM
very nice
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05/15/2008 11:14:41 PM
beautiful color and light
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05/15/2008 10:52:11 PM
Really pretty. The blue sky and the green grass are so rich.
Great fence separating the two.
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05/15/2008 03:59:35 PM
Great compositions and pretty colors. That sky is dreamy!
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05/14/2008 09:41:48 AM
I'm a fan of battlefields and the split rail fences - so I automatically like your image. Good saturation and I like the sunlight filtering through the clouds. Nice countryscape.
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05/13/2008 11:20:23 AM
GORGEOUS!!! - Score updated from 8 to 9. Tied for my second place.
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05/13/2008 10:11:46 AM
Great shot. The dark sky really brings a foreboding feeling. Very good title. I would like to see it in sepia tone. I think that might lend it a real 1865 feel.

The shot could have been a little underexposed as the texture of the top of fence braces gets lost, but that is a real nit.

Wonderful shot.
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05/12/2008 06:31:33 PM
Amazingly Powerful.
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05/12/2008 10:02:20 AM
Simple. Good colours.
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05/12/2008 09:53:31 AM
beautiful fence sky and earth :)
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