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Evening Falls
Evening Falls

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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: La Jolla, CA
Date: Jan 3, 2009
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2009

Shot 5 minutes before sunset on an overcast day. Long exposure to blend in the surf. It was foggy around home the past 18 hours and I was hoping for fog on the coast, but it was nearly clear. I went to the coast as late as possible to get near low tide.

Straighten slightly
Increase exposure 20%
Slight crop of left edge
Import to Topaz Adjust and apply Crisp preset, suppress noise significantly.
Save for web.
Found foreground sand lost too much definition with overall noise suppression so I backed out and re-applied Topaz Crisp preset without noise suppression.
Save for web.
Copy first image to layer of 2nd image, did a layer mask and painted out sky in noisy one (Just learning, so I fooled around until it worked).
Selected foreground rocks and did USM.
Selected background cliffs and adjusted brightness/contrast.
Save combined image for web.
Toned down blue last minute and resubmitted.

Original (for some reason I can't seem to get a thumbnail here)

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Place: 25 out of 124
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Views during voting: 294
Votes: 161
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:34:25 PM
looks like La Jolla Shores :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/10/2009 04:49:51 PM
Great place...I think you have several sensor dust, you could've taken them away under these rules.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2009 08:56:42 PM
That is really beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/09/2009 12:43:46 AM
great tones. i wish i had a more sweeping view of the area...perhaps there was a strip mall just to the right ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/07/2009 05:41:29 AM
Lovely slow shutter. Great shot. - 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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