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Delicate Arch
Delicate Arch

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA
Date: May 15, 2009
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2009

This is an HDR photograph of Delicate Arch taken in Arches National Park in Utah.

Post processing:
Tone mapped in photomatix using 3 RAW (CR2) files
Saved as 16-bit tiff
In photoshop:
Desaturated reds
Cloned out some fringing due to chromatic aberration
Used neat image to remove the noise in the sky
Converted to 8-bit sRGB
(Adamus sharpening):
Smart Sharpen
Added border
Save for web

Place: 21 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.5217
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.4951
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 1435
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 138
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/03/2009 12:21:03 PM
Wow - amazing perspective and color.
06/09/2009 04:00:27 PM
Extremely well thought out. I love the concentration that went into this and the imagination it stimulates in the viewer.
06/08/2009 06:57:01 AM
Gorgeous - this is the best I think I've seen of these arches. It almost looks human.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 04:34:33 AM
Wonderful rendition of this - lovely tones, excellent detail, and the sky is perfect.
06/06/2009 10:22:41 AM
the processing has left some haloes on this which don't work for me...6
06/05/2009 01:43:29 PM
06/05/2009 08:00:59 AM
Nice perspective and color.
06/04/2009 09:35:05 PM
Nice perspective. 7
06/04/2009 05:55:29 PM
wonderful light, love the details, 9
06/04/2009 12:08:54 PM
Great overall focus and color.
06/04/2009 02:27:47 AM
The rock detail is beautiful but I don't like the haloing.
06/01/2009 11:05:37 PM
what a cool angle and perspective...very well done
06/01/2009 09:13:43 PM
Very sharp. Good work with the colour of the sky. Not a fan of the frame though.
06/01/2009 09:12:13 AM
Nice HDR, unfortunate I find the slight halo due to the HDR process (which I am currently assuming , I may be totally wrong here) a little distracting. 7
06/01/2009 07:55:09 AM
Interesting perspective. Good job.
06/01/2009 12:26:26 AM
I don't know if this a unique view or not, but I've never seen it this way. NIcely framed against the sky.

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