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Another day in San Diego...
Another day in San Diego...
jumboshrimp


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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Location: La Jolla California
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2009

I got extra low with my 10mm (widest lens I had) to try to get the puddles/holes leading away feeing. I took three photos and "HDR'd them" into one to get the nice color, brightness and reflections in the lower part of the photo while saving the sky from being overly bright

I had taken photos in the same place which is why I ran back to it that day to get a better one (when I saw the awesome sky and potential of a great sunset for the background) - I also took some horizontally, which I thought looked better in some cases but this one really seemed to be my favorite although I always lean towards likeing ones more that are horizontal more than a vertical one like this. It really allowed me get more sky though which I thought really added to this

Statistics
Place: 18 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.6276
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.5581
Avg (non-participants): 6.6818
Views since voting: 1762
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 196
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 10:42:53 PM
Well done!
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09/20/2009 11:23:14 AM
This scene is stunning in all it's exploding colors and reflections!
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09/19/2009 11:12:28 PM
Lovely reflective light
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09/19/2009 08:12:48 PM
Good use of the HDR technique. Beyond that, the composition would have been more interesting by choosing the horizon location above or below the vertical center. Also, the sun is center-middle.
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09/18/2009 04:09:34 PM
The relections in the puddles are stunning and disorienting!
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09/18/2009 03:50:16 PM
this just broke my neck!(i was looking away when it loaded and my head snapped around super fast cause it looked so cool lol). f*cking incredible, like jumping around screaming awesome photo. if you know what i mean:) it just completely blows me away. if this doesnt get first i will have an extreme fit; its by far the best entry, by FAR!
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09/17/2009 12:20:44 AM
That's very dramatic. Along with the skies, the ground with its puddles also contributes for a intense impact to the viewer. Very good job!
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09/16/2009 09:04:45 PM
I don't know where this is or how it was made but it look beautiful. Not much of a subject, just a close-up landscape shot of some puddles. Though colors and textures are efing amazing!!! good work!
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09/16/2009 12:15:35 AM
Ohhh.... NICE! This is beautiful. Colour, composition, detail... LOVE IT ALL! If this doesn't get a ribbon, I'll be EXTREMELY surprised!
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09/15/2009 11:13:30 PM
C'mon, you knew this would do well, didn't you?
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09/15/2009 03:50:39 PM
Super cool
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09/15/2009 02:46:42 PM
This is a great photo. I love the reflection in the water and the pattern on the ground. The sky looks amazing and you processed it in an effective way while keeping it realistic. I find that hard to do. Excellent work my friend.
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09/15/2009 02:17:03 PM
very interesting ground. I like this.
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09/15/2009 01:42:01 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

5
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09/14/2009 02:12:11 PM
Very cool! It has the beauty of HDR and a landscape, but has an abstract beauty to it as well. Good JOB!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2009 01:26:58 AM
I think we shot the same sunset. I want to know where these holes are. The only ones I've found are not so numerous and so close together.
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