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Challenge: Where In The World Is Art Roflmao? (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Kyoto
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: varied
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008

This will be a tough one to explain because I did so much to it and undid so much...but here goes.

Bracketed 9 shots
Converted from RAW
Photomatix to combine the images
Topaz Adjust for a surreal feel
Glamour Glow (Color Efex Pro) with opacity turned down
Contrast Only (Color Efex Pro) to bring back some of the whites.
Selective dodge on the left and right wooden panels and at the front of the church.

I know that some will hate or love it...(I hope some will love it) but in the end I love it so it's all good regardless of the score.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 91
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.0645
Avg (non-participants): 6.4654
Views since voting: 1867
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 190
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/13/2009 03:46:40 AM
I really your shot and feel it's been under rated.
I would like you to have a look at a shot of mine which is also of a church interior but not done in HDR. Mine was taken as a single image in Jpeg and also did not do as well as I had hoped in a challenge.
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Message edited by author 2009-02-13 03:48:24.
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12/26/2008 12:08:42 PM
This is really well done......IMO very underrated.
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12/12/2008 11:37:38 AM
I love HDR shots.
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12/09/2008 04:57:14 PM
I sat and admired this for quite awhile this afternoon and apparently forgot to leave a comment. REALLY an excellent example of how to properly use HDR (in my opinion) to get the most out of a tough lighting situation. This is a gorgeous place and you really did it justice.
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12/07/2008 05:31:22 PM
I am amazed this didnt score higher. I am sure without people intentionally bringing down your score, you wouldve won.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2008 07:51:03 PM
A well executed photo in what is often very tricky lighting conditions. You have managed to get good colours, and avoided the lareg Underexposed and overexposed areas which often happens in Church photography.
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11/25/2008 02:36:53 PM
Really good shot but is it on brief?
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11/25/2008 02:35:41 PM
Beautiful shot, exposure is right on.
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11/25/2008 11:53:33 AM
Gorgeous processing.
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11/25/2008 07:11:24 AM
Beautiful photo.
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11/24/2008 09:23:58 PM
What a gorgeous church, your exposure is perfect.
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11/23/2008 02:05:38 PM
He'll probably be in there quite some time... ;-) Gorgeous image.
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11/22/2008 06:07:57 AM
He could be there a long time. Nice colors
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11/20/2008 11:12:49 PM
Great detail in this image, good idea. Lovely.
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11/20/2008 09:19:04 PM
Beautiful shot - not necessarily an "Art" type shot, but I really enjoyed the lighting and contrast.
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11/20/2008 05:40:07 PM
Nice pic but doesn't really have anything to do with Art R., IMO.
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11/20/2008 04:32:17 PM
gorgeous cathedral shot, great lighting, but i dunno if I believe that Art would be in confession...taking refuge yes, but confession?! ;-) 8
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11/20/2008 01:16:54 PM
lol for all those bad scores he gave
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11/20/2008 10:39:57 AM
Beautiful shot! 8.
The reference through title is nice, but the picture could be more suggestive, and it would be a 10 for me.
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11/19/2008 10:31:59 PM
hell of a processing job. I look forward to the details.
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11/19/2008 05:37:14 PM
Very dream like!
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11/19/2008 12:56:11 PM
Very nice! I really like the soft feeling.
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11/19/2008 08:27:18 AM
WOW! This is gorgeous!! The light coming in from the stained glass windows and the 3D feel to it ... wow. Pillars seem a little distorted from the wide angle but the idea of the church closing in on him adds a nice hint of surreality to this. I like it!
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11/19/2008 04:33:50 AM
Wow! Immediately reminded me of this one.

Confession, huh? I'd be in there for an eternity!! :-)
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11/19/2008 04:05:42 AM
I like the picture very much, but only the picture's name makes the link with the theme of the challenge.
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11/19/2008 02:40:59 AM
Beautiful image - HDR?
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11/19/2008 12:49:52 AM
wow. gorgeous shot. shame it does not have more to do with the challenge by having some connection to Art. I will give you a 6 just for the beauty though. If this was a free study, this would be a 10. (darn...now you are going to use an out take in the free study and knock my image out of the park...lol)
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