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A Place of Rest
A Place of Rest

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Challenge: Benches (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Location: Princes Island Park, Calgary
Date: Nov 21, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2s
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2008

Scouted this bench from across the river, location looked perfect for a twilight shot. Was taken aprox. 25 minutes after sunset, other than the natural light I added a touch of pop up flash balanced at -2 stops and also flashed an sb80dx to the left of the frame, just above bench level, zoomed and pointed at the back of the bench to get a little bit specular highlight along the top of the beams.

Quite a bit of Post work went into this, lots of masked curves and some masked selective color and hue saturation layers.

Fairly pleased with the result, haven't been around DPC much this year but I just left my job so this is the first of many submitions to come.

Estimated Score: 5.8

Place: 18 out of 126
Avg (all users): 6.1611
Avg (commenters): 6.4444
Avg (participants): 6.2593
Avg (non-participants): 6.1053
Views since voting: 1073
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 149
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/05/2008 12:56:34 PM
Nota bad placement 18/125. It looks almost like a Christmas card, add a Santa hat to the bench and sell it to a card company. I remember you from the Calgary gtg/workshop.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2008 09:33:11 AM
Nice composition, great lighting.
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11/30/2008 04:34:01 AM
Good picture. Maybe too much of a "drawing feeling" for my taste. 7
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11/28/2008 07:53:38 PM
Vry nice colors and contrast. Makes me want to sit a spell on this cold winter day.
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11/28/2008 06:59:52 PM
The sky, water and snow play nicely off of each other here. Nice tonality, though I might consider burning in a bit under the bench. Looks like a peaceful spot.
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11/28/2008 04:35:57 PM
awesome shot
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11/28/2008 12:55:27 AM
Gorgous view, lovely time of day to take a picture. I like the almost monochromatic sense to it with the almost metalic tan/beige of the bench and buildings with the gray blue of the sky and water.
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11/26/2008 11:53:55 AM
very nice
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11/24/2008 08:15:32 PM
nice dof and lighting
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11/24/2008 01:53:02 AM
good luck with this...excellent exposure 8
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