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Distant Flicker
Distant Flicker

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Date: Jul 8, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 239 seconds
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 8, 2009

The lights in the distance are Cape Town. One of those shots where I got lucky with the perfect exposure time. The long exposure really brought out some fantastic colours. Hoping to do all right with this one. My ultimate goal for DPC is taking a ribbon in a free study. Don't know if this is good enough, but lets see.

Used a 3 stop grad filter.

- Distortion correction
- Noise reduction
- Crop
- Cloned out a little light and a spot where some water spray was on the lens
- Brightened and darkened selectively with curves
- Boosted contrast a tad
- Resize
- Sharpen
- Save for web

Place: 25 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.5590
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.6333
Avg (non-participants): 6.3415
Views since voting: 1118
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 161
Comments: 5
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/08/2009 07:47:17 AM
Stunning! should have placed higher. Awesome
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 08:32:24 PM
8 - Beautiful long exposure. Wish the composition was a little more balanced overall, especially when your title draws me to the 'distance'.
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08/04/2009 01:17:41 PM
Stunning! I love the colors and contrast. 10
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08/02/2009 05:55:13 PM
I really love the colors and tone of this photo.
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08/01/2009 12:11:45 PM
Great location for long exposure, beautiful colors.
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