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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Architecture
Camera: Olympus E-410
Lens: Olympus 18-180mm f/3.5-6.3 Zuiko ED Digitial Zoom
Location: Lake Las Vegas
Date: Aug 19, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Architecture, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

This shot was taken around dawn at Lake Las Vegas, a really pretty place if you get a chance to go.

I got up early to shoot the sunrise with what was then a brand new lens and a pretty new camera.

The set of shots I got that morning were the first images I had taken that looked like 'proper' photos (once edited anyway!)

The edit:

A bit of sharpening
A bit of straightening
A bit of lens correction
Some change to individual saturation levels and the black point
I cloned out half a boulder which encroached mid right and a couple of very small highlights under the centre span of the bridge.
The lower foreground was already in shadow so I added a slight vignette to balance the whole image.

POST CHALLENGE:

So pleased that this image made it to 6 by the end of voting - that was my target! One of my goals for 2009 is to only have 6+ images on my front page.

Statistics
Place: 152 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.9448
Avg (non-participants): 6.1500
Views since voting: 1213
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 223
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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09/30/2009 04:37:21 PM
Beautiful image and a pretty place. That e410 is a great camera.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 08:34:56 PM
very pretty scene with excellent focus and dof. Colors work and are well treated. I could argue that the top 1/3 could be removed with no loss (making the image a square crop) but that might be a personal preference. It would strengthen the geometry of the piece though. 7
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01/20/2009 04:00:40 PM
excellent reflection and nice composition.
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01/19/2009 07:55:58 AM
clean adn refreshing
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01/18/2009 07:25:44 PM
Unique, and cool colors. Nice subject and detail. 9.
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01/17/2009 12:13:34 PM
Nice color and clarity here. Not overdone.
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01/17/2009 10:39:18 AM
Great color.
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01/16/2009 04:18:06 PM
great vision to see the good light here - not convinced about the overt blue in the sky and water - but the light on the buildings is outstanding
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01/16/2009 01:52:11 PM
interesting photo...like the reflections
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