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Mystic River
Mystic River
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Book Titles II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Puhoi River
Date: Aug 7, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2009

I had dropped my oldest son off at daycare and was driving north to take my youngest to the doctor. It was a very foggy morning and as I passed Puhoi I saw this tree on the rivers edge so I turned around and fired off a few shots. I like foggy mornings.

Interestingly this is the second shot I've entered to DPC in a row where it was taken in full manual mode, rather than Av or similar. I rarely go into manual but it seems to be something I should do more.

Editing Steps:
In Bridge:
Crop
Alter white balance
Exposure +0.30
Fill Light +18
Blacks +100
Brightness +50
Contrast +100
Saturation -100
In Photoshop:
Resize
USM
H/S layer, Hue 215, Sat 21, Colorize
Level layer, 23, 1.00, 255
Add border
Save for web

Post Challenge:
4th is good but this score would have got a ribbon in the previous 10 Open Challenges (I didn't look back further) so it's a little disappointing to miss out. Thanks for all the votes (except that 2)

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 130
Avg (all users): 6.9314
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6304
Avg (non-participants): 7.0388
Views since voting: 2310
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 175
Comments: 17
Favorites: 5 (view)


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AuthorThread
08/23/2009 05:34:53 AM
Its a very very wonderful image and perfectly suits the title.
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08/21/2009 09:10:03 AM
this deserved 1st
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08/19/2009 05:09:46 PM
Excellent capture! Congrats on your 4th place finish!
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08/19/2009 03:39:01 PM
I thought for sure this one would be in the top 3. It is so fabulous!
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08/19/2009 10:37:14 AM
Glad this one did so well.
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08/19/2009 12:50:07 AM
Knew this would do well and so it should. Beautiful, beautiful shot. Congrats on 4th place, Gerry.
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08/19/2009 12:49:06 AM
Way to go Gerry. One of my top picks, gorgeous scene and tones. Congrats!
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08/19/2009 12:03:02 AM
Nice processing! ;-) excellent finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2009 11:20:24 PM
Beautiful! 10
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08/16/2009 10:48:41 AM
love the duotone.. perfect choice for this image.
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08/15/2009 02:50:12 PM
I like the mood here. 8
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08/13/2009 03:34:37 PM
Lovely. Those cool color tones and the reflection in the water if very nice.
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08/13/2009 02:12:00 PM
Just excellent. 8
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08/12/2009 11:18:52 PM
Very cool shot
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08/12/2009 07:37:43 PM
spooky tree... absolutely believable... 8
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08/12/2009 12:52:36 PM
a few spots and specks to be cloned out after the challenge but apart from that this is simply wonderful. Like a water color painting.
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08/12/2009 09:30:50 AM
Ooooooooh. . .Good one! This is certainly one of my top picks.
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