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Storm Clouds as Low Tide
Storm Clouds as Low Tide
kevip6


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Southend on sea - Essex, England
Date: Jun 15, 2008
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Seascapes, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jun 27, 2008

This is HDR image from 3 bracketed exposures and combined/tonemapped in Photomatix Pro3

Then in CS3 I did some levels and curve adjustment layers and some dodge and burn on a seperate layer.

I hope this does well as I love it and it's my first real attempt at a proper tonemapped HDR

Dream score: 6.8 (or anything that would put it in my top 4)
Est Score: 6.3

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 473
Avg (all users): 6.9236
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.1026
Views since voting: 3244
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 144
Comments: 22
Favorites: 15 (view)


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07/08/2008 04:18:57 PM
Awesome image and for once the HDR is not so over used I really like this one
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07/08/2008 06:36:28 AM
I LOVED this one, and it is a shame it did not get on the front page, where it belongs.....
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07/08/2008 01:24:29 AM
Wonderful! A 10 and added to favorites during challenge!
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07/08/2008 12:29:16 AM
Got your dream score, got your top row placement! This is a very well done HDR image - what gives it its strength is the very strong composition you started with.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2008 08:14:28 PM
Great image and processing for sure top 10 if not better!!! Wish you luck at roll-over! Nothing I can suggest to change/improve.
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07/07/2008 07:13:26 PM
Love the pp and the yellows.
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07/07/2008 10:47:47 AM
Excellent job on this photo.
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07/07/2008 09:13:55 AM
Love the PP here, that will come as no surprise. Unfortunately, to my eye there's a huge leveling problem going on here, and it's a strange one:

The image FEELS as if it is leaning over tot he right significantly. I ran some guidelines on it to check, and in fact he horizon itself is very nearly spot on level. But the other horizontal elements are all off kilter slightly, and all stacked tot he right side pretty much, so it just FEELS leany in a very uncomfortable way to me. I used skew adjustment to make it feel "right", and when I had finished that the horizon was tilted a little bit the other way, but overall the balance seemed better.

I'll be interested to see if others comment on this. I gave you a very good score regardless, this just nags at me. Feel free to PM me if you wish to discuss, I am done with the voting on this image so anonymity does not matter here.
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07/05/2008 07:31:39 PM
Lovely scene but this looks just too over processed for my taste.
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07/05/2008 11:28:23 AM
beautiful, i love the constant supply of things to look at, the sky, the boat, the clouds, the ocean, everything. very inspirational
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07/02/2008 07:38:40 PM
excellent capture & PP work , 8
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07/02/2008 01:39:42 PM
This one is really cool. Love the effects of the light.
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07/01/2008 10:04:42 PM
beautiful processing
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07/01/2008 06:33:06 PM
Very nice... love the colors, well done. 7
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07/01/2008 05:15:16 PM
very moody and atmospheric
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07/01/2008 04:53:48 PM
Good composition. Feels a bit tilted to me, though
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07/01/2008 12:58:47 PM
This is a very pertty HDR, but I end up wanting more from this scene. With a strong horizontal component in your composition (the horizon), you do yourself a disservice with a vertical crop. I don't get a sense of the foreboding infinite that I ought to feel when I look at a storm moving in over the ocean.
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07/01/2008 11:26:06 AM
This is just beautiful.
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07/01/2008 10:17:40 AM
nice hues...d and b in the clouds is a little too strong in places
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07/01/2008 09:49:11 AM
Fantastic picture...
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07/01/2008 09:36:59 AM
Beautiful HDR work and colours.
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07/01/2008 05:48:55 AM
Very nice colors.
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