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Scorching The Skies
Scorching The Skies
Adamsw216


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Byron, IL
Date: Jan 24, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009

Byron Nuclear Generating Station

Post-processing:
-combine HDR with Dynamic-Photo HDR
-color
-levels
-contrast
-dodge along the top
-sharpen
-crop
-save for web

Post challenge: Okay, so the image is definitely crooked. I was sort of kicking myself after the first comment. I noticed that it was crooked when I was first doing PP on it but I didn't correct it first. The plant was on a different angled ground than the hill from where I was taking the picture from (and my tripod sucks). But then I had been staring at the picture for a long time at full resolution and eventually it became less and less obvious until I forgot about it. *sigh*

I got a couple messages from people who thought that my title was a "political" statement of sorts. It was not. I was merely referring to the way the sunlight reflected off of the water vapor. As I stood there taking the pictures, reminded me of flames. I hope that didn't affect my score.

Here's the "corrected" version: 763709.jpg
...if anyone is interested

Statistics
Place: 327 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.2109
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.1010
Avg (non-participants): 5.4375
Views since voting: 812
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 147
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 03:22:39 AM
A really nice shot, I would have preferred the horizon to be more level but still a very good job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2009 06:35:53 PM
interesting colors and lighting, the focal point doesn't really pull me in though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2009 04:10:43 PM
the horizon is crooked but the colors are very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2009 12:37:30 PM
Please. Cooling towers = water vapor. It isn't "scorching" anything for goodness sake. (OK, jumping to the conclusion that this a "political" statement, which I shouldn't do. I do apologize if the intent was not geared that way - I admit to a bias towards nuclear power.)

I do like the composition, and the lovely colors of the sky and the sky reflections in the steam clouds. Cooling towers are a welcome sight to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2009 07:58:56 AM
This is a nice image, but I wish it was straight - I wonder why you didn't spend just 2 more seconds in PP putting that right.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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