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Backlit Collision
3rd PlaceBacklit Collision
prperold


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: Apr 30, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100 and 1/400 sec
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2009

Blend of two exposures. Lighter exposure only used to save detail of the foreground rocks. Also used a 3 stop graduated ND filter.

Processing:
- Noise reduction
- Levels
- Selective curves
- Contrast
- Desaturated a bit
- Dodged darkness around horizon a bit (caused by GND filter)
- Resize
- Sharpen
- Save for web

Post Challenge:

Thank you everybody for the kind comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.9947
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8852
Avg (non-participants): 7.0476
Views since voting: 6492
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 187
Comments: 17
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/15/2009 07:09:29 PM
excellent, congrats
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05/14/2009 10:24:03 PM
Awesome picture
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05/13/2009 10:10:53 PM
Awesome drama with the lighting as the main focus here, congrats on your yellow ribbon!
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05/13/2009 02:09:05 PM
Stunning! Congrats on your ribbon.
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05/13/2009 11:32:46 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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05/13/2009 02:47:28 AM
Very nice! I can hear the sounds and smell the crisp sea air. Congratulations.
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05/13/2009 02:08:56 AM
fantastic image, congratulations on the ribbon!
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05/13/2009 12:43:12 AM
Absolutly breathtaking. Congrats. I am so proud to be South African!!!
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05/13/2009 12:40:12 AM
Gorgeous image. Congrats on the yellow.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2009 09:21:02 PM
Nice splash action and nice sunrays.
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05/12/2009 09:19:34 PM
This is a fantastic shot. 10
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05/11/2009 11:34:24 PM
Great picture! Nice capture of light and color!
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05/11/2009 05:07:46 AM
stunning light rays and drama 9
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05/10/2009 12:04:29 PM
Great shot!! 10
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05/08/2009 08:54:31 AM
now we're talking!! Great shot
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05/07/2009 11:48:45 PM
I love this picture!
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05/06/2009 12:30:24 AM
Ribbon contender - no question about it.
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