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Contemplation of the Chosen Path
Contemplation of the Chosen Path

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Challenge: Image Grain III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Sloss Furnace, Birmingham, Alabama
Date: Jun 26, 2009
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.60 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2009

Shot inside old coal tunnel at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama.

Took single RAW exposure and processed to 3 exposures in 1 stop increments. Processed in Photomatix.
Imported HDR processed .tif file into PSE6
Levels layer (black pt 4, white pt 252)
USM (10%, R60, T0) 3 times
Hue/sat - master desaturate -63
Shadows/Highlights (LS 2%, DH 38%, MC 20%)
Duplicate layer - soft light mode @ 48% opacity
Select figure, Brightness/Contrast (B -102, C 39)
Selective dodge/burn
Hue/sat - master desaturate -35
USM (100%, R1, T3) 2 times
Noise filter (17%, gaussian, monochromatic)
USM (45%, R0.3, T1)
Add border
Save for Web

Here is original file

Place: 11 out of 177
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Avg (commenters): 7.2857
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Views since voting: 1282
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 115
Comments: 9
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07/24/2010 08:54:23 PM
Great idea and great shot. Nice job on the processing.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2009 02:39:32 PM
Challenge Relevance:6 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5.5 Technicals:5 Processing:5 Creativity:6
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07/04/2009 05:06:59 PM
great depth love the perspective
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07/02/2009 12:57:20 PM
Great image of urban exploration. Came out wonderfully.
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07/01/2009 04:54:54 PM
Nice setup and capture. The detail of the person is a tiny lost to me with as far away as they are but that's just nitpiking on my part. The grain feels very appropriate for this photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2009 02:29:31 PM
Interesting location for photos.
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06/29/2009 12:42:55 PM
Awesome! Fabulous composition, mood, & processing. This looks like the blue to me!.....10
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06/29/2009 01:54:31 AM
Use of grain adds to this image. The environment is gritty and the graininess enhances that. Nice job.
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06/29/2009 12:10:13 AM
Fantastic drama. Well done.
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