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Union Station

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (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: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: Jul 26, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

The Wyndham Union Station Hotel in Nashville, TN. Built in 1900 as a train station. Started operating as a hotel in 1986.

HDR from 6 exposures at 1-stop increments.
Adjusted RAW files in ACR - saved as .tifs
6 .tif files tone mapped in Photomatix
Open in PSE6
Correct camera distortion, VP -30, HP -10
Noise Ninja
USM (10% R60 T0)
Levels (B0, W250)
Color curves (slight "s" curve)
Duplicate Layer
High Pass Filter, R4
Hard light blend mode, 85% opacity
Add border
Save for Web

Hope the image quality hasn't deteriorated too much. Had to save for web at 56% quality.

Place: 22 out of 419
Avg (all users): 6.5948
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.6325
Avg (non-participants): 6.4722
Views since voting: 1703
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 153
Comments: 8
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/12/2009 10:53:27 AM
Excellent job on the HDR. This came out very nice.
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12/12/2009 09:29:36 AM

Message edited by author 2010-01-15 08:39:04.
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08/10/2009 10:30:58 AM
HI from the CC Club,

Well, talk about wow.

Your HDR is subtle and stunning, details pop out all over the place. I am just looking waiting for a Tux suited man to pop into the picture.

The picture is not centered, there is more to the left than the right and it throws the picture off, but i have a feeling there may be more people in the right and that was why.

This could be in any magazine. Impressive well done

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 02:38:09 PM
Great capture of the architecture. I love the lively colors.
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08/07/2009 05:29:28 AM
Beautiful interior in good lighting -a bit too symmetric - though it works fine...
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08/04/2009 08:55:47 AM
Wow...beautiful evenness about this...perfect exposure
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08/02/2009 03:34:21 AM
The casually dressed person in the lower right is ... 'interesting'. Not
sure if it ruins the picture, or if it gives it a special touch. In any
case, nice capture.
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08/01/2009 07:43:09 PM
What gorgeous colours and architecture.
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