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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Upstate NY
Date: Sep 27, 2008
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: varied
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2008

HDR photo of lake near my home. Was hoping to see a beautiful sunrise through the clouds on this morning, but it was not meant to be. I was pleased to find some interesting cloud textures upon closer review (though I wish I'd been able to deal with the blown highlights in PP without adversely affecting the rest of the image).

Had great DOF front to back, but decided in PP to soften the picture for a more "dreamy" quality overall with sharp focus maintained on the foreground branches of colored leaves toward the center of the image.

6 photos combined using Photomatix. Additional PP included: curves, crop, some desat (both global and selective), minor cloning, noise reduction, resize, USM, selective blur.

Thanks for looking.

Statistics
Place: 37 out of 430
Avg (all users): 6.5705
Avg (commenters): 7.5714
Avg (participants): 6.5841
Avg (non-participants): 6.5349
Views since voting: 1716
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 156
Comments: 12
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/21/2009 10:37:08 PM
Definitely a dream photograph.
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11/08/2008 10:12:07 AM
Originally posted by Ja-9:

I am a total novice what is PP? And what lake was this taken on? Beautiful picture, my husband and I took a drive this summer in Upper NY this looks familiar....


Post Processing.
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10/08/2008 09:48:29 AM
I am a total novice what is PP? And what lake was this taken on? Beautiful picture, my husband and I took a drive this summer in Upper NY this looks familiar....
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10/08/2008 01:26:44 AM
Very painterly. Beautiful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 10:33:55 PM
Jake and Susie pushed aside the last bush, and then abruptly stopped and stared. They glanced behind them, ready to run back the way they'd come, but the path had disappeared. Susie began to sob, and Jake began to repeat to himself, under his breath, "no.. no... no..."

They'd been warned, but they'd laughed it off as impossible. Just silly tales from silly trappers and woodsmen. It wasn't real.

Yet here they were. Somehow they'd stumbled upon it.

The Cartoon Woods.

Susie began screaming, and she never stopped.
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10/06/2008 10:57:22 PM
Wow. Great reflections. Very intriguing.
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10/04/2008 11:34:06 PM
SFH? Looks OK to me. Group of Seven material.
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10/03/2008 11:49:10 AM
a nice scene framed by the trees but the choice of odd color adjustment really doesn't work for me - it may have been the point from looking at the title, but the water reflection colors give the image an extremely odd look
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10/03/2008 12:11:43 AM
It's absolutely beautiful to me: 10
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10/01/2008 11:45:29 PM
Must be Maine or NH. Very lovely scene and nicely executed. 9
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10/01/2008 01:03:48 AM
Nice color.
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10/01/2008 12:42:00 AM
I know that very smooth look is generally not well liked but I think it's gorgeous. Beautiful scenery and colours.
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