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Watching the Sunset
Watching the Sunset

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Challenge: Portrait of a Camera (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: San Diego (Ocean Beach Pier)
Date: May 17, 2008
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2008

I had to try every lens I had to get a nice reflection. Surprisingly, the 80-200 gave the best panorama.

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Post processing:

* Convert from raw (crop, levels)
* NeatImage
* Clone out a bunch of dust on the lens surface. I need to keep my lenses cleaner...
* Curves layer to increase the contrast of the reflection
* Soft light layer, 10% opacity to increase the overall contrast
* Multiply layer to darken the sea wall behind the camera
* Resize, sharpen, save for web

Place: 5 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.6369
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 6.4068
Avg (non-participants): 6.7755
Views since voting: 3730
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 157
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/08/2014 01:01:45 PM
It's funny how much I like looking at some of these older images with a little more time under my belt. A truly exquisite effect in the lens.
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05/30/2008 08:35:10 PM
very good
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05/28/2008 01:55:01 AM
Very nice Ann. Good shot even for a free study. Congrats on 5th spot.
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05/26/2008 02:36:48 AM
Lovely image and very creative idea. Congrats on the HM, Ann.
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05/26/2008 12:46:26 AM
Now that you've finished with the lens, can you send it to me??? :) well done Ann
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2008 09:25:24 PM
Great reflection in the lens, interesting and well done shot.
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05/25/2008 07:41:16 PM
I'm more interested of what's in your D70 for this one. The portrait in itself is not very appealing, but it's points up for the reflection. I hope you got a good shot for the Boat challenge while you were there :-)
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05/24/2008 08:37:52 AM
I like the included sunset and angle of the camera
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05/23/2008 12:54:52 PM
Love this shot. Excellent composition and very creative idea that is well carried out. Wonderful dof with neutral background color... 10
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05/22/2008 08:46:15 AM
wow very cool idea, like it
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05/22/2008 03:32:55 AM
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05/21/2008 04:48:34 PM
Nice use of natural light. You have actually created a personality in this shot, by focusing on the image in the lens. Some folks might feel that the camera becomes a secondary image because of this choice, but I like it.
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05/21/2008 06:42:40 AM
One of my favourites from this challenge! Tack-sharp just where it needs to be, a brilliant idea well executed! This definitely says portrait to me with the reflection in the 'eyes', very nicely done!
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05/21/2008 03:05:52 AM
Very creative! Love it!
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05/19/2008 09:37:09 PM
Very nice use of the reflection in the lens. Good composition, I like the nice tight crop.
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05/19/2008 03:25:18 PM
Awesome! Love the compositon, and the reflections in the lens are sweet. The black areas and textures on the camera are very nice. My one complaint would be the background. Everything else is so cool, the back ground sticks out.
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05/19/2008 02:09:37 PM
Beautiful clarity. I really like the way you are showing the scene in the lens.
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05/19/2008 11:01:04 AM
Len reflection is great, I wish the background had been a bit darker.
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05/19/2008 03:24:11 AM
Unfortunately the lens & the image reflected by the lens is more interesting than the camera itself
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