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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Somewhere near Kenansville, FL
Date: May 26, 2009
Aperture: f/20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Sky, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2009

We were out exploring rural areas and I wanted to at least take a few photos before a mean, Florida storm arrived.
This was a ranch entry point. Skulls on a post. The storm clouds creating an evil mood. I wish the sign under the skull was not torn in half or not there at all, but what can you do? I wasn't going to mess with it. :)

I ran some tone mapping and played with tone adjustments (Levels, Curves, topaz) layers to bring out the skull and deepen the sky. I also did some dodge and burn, sharpened and adjusted the color slightly to a warmer tone.

Place: 82 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.1471
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Avg (non-participants): 6.1579
Views since voting: 819
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 136
Comments: 11
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11/15/2010 02:47:53 PM
Just my opinion here but I think the torn sign underneath just adds to the feeling of this photo - a photo that I LOVE btw!
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06/08/2009 01:31:54 AM
Great composition, lighting and processing!! Should go higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 12:52:12 AM
Says it all. Great shot.
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06/06/2009 01:16:50 PM
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06/04/2009 11:33:09 PM
Very simplistic. Nicely done. 7
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06/03/2009 10:57:28 AM
This is very original, and exceptionally moody. I love it
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06/02/2009 09:15:56 PM
oh, how cool...excellent edit...love the grungy feel it has
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06/01/2009 03:49:26 PM
Great sky to give this atmosphere.
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06/01/2009 09:15:08 AM
excellent processing. very atmospheric , 7. crop at the bottom a little tight though.
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06/01/2009 09:04:43 AM
Love the detail in the skull and how the clouds are dark and eerie. Nicely done with the composition.
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06/01/2009 12:51:21 AM
good dramatic sky suits this...
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