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Troglodyte Pool
Troglodyte Pool

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Challenge: Tunnels and Caves (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Höllgrotten, Baar, Switzerland
Date: Aug 8, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2 - 8 s
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2009

Aargh, bad luck with this challenge! 2 months later I would live close to very spectacular caves! I did the best with what was nearby. An alternative would have been the "Dragon-hole" in the middle of a cliff at 7000 feet. That would be cool, but the weather is bad :(

3 shots (-1,0,+1 bracket) combined with HDR.
Shifted the saturation and hue of the pool in order to make it look interesting.
Some dodging and burning, curves and sharpening.

Place: 19 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.1333
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.9722
Avg (non-participants): 6.1919
Views since voting: 883
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 135
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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08/17/2009 01:36:34 AM
I'm actually shocked this isn't on the front page.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2009 11:52:24 AM
Beautiful. I like the comp.
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08/13/2009 01:27:42 PM
Nicely done. I know from my own failed attempts how difficult it is to get good cave shots.......7
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08/11/2009 07:02:10 PM
this is a cool cave its a little blown out up at the top
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08/11/2009 02:02:28 AM
Great cavern shot. The water really adds to it.
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08/10/2009 08:47:48 PM
lighting is good and captures the texture well
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08/10/2009 04:58:13 PM
One of my two 9's
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