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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Bandon, Oregon
Date: Sep 11, 2009
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320th
Galleries: Seascapes, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

HDR using Photomatix Pro 3

5 JPG images within 2 seconds @ 0, -.67, -.33, +.33, +.67 exposure bracketing

Processed with PS/CS3:
Utilized layers to adjust background, foreground, and lighthouse; Tweaked brightness/contrast, shadows/highlights, exposure, saturation.

Applied Gaussian blur and noise reduction filters to layers (background/sky)

Cloned out sensor dust and small boat.

Cropped and sized.

Place: 54 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.9950
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9048
Avg (non-participants): 6.0603
Views since voting: 855
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 200
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 07:37:24 PM
Beautiful scenery. Looks like a painting.
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09/20/2009 04:47:21 PM
Nice compositon. Like the nuances & textures of the water & sky, and details of the rocks & poles in the foreground.
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09/19/2009 10:28:40 PM
Good composition. Good use of foreground elements. The sky is not a plus. No detail lost in highlights or shadows.
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09/19/2009 04:31:16 PM
It does have an HDR feel to it, but not overly so - works very well with this picture, in my opinion.
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09/18/2009 09:07:29 PM
Beautiful mood created by your composition and the muted colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2009 05:07:34 AM
Very brooding. Nice composition and use of HDR to bring out all of the interesting detail.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2009 05:27:28 PM
A more subtle, though visible use of the treatment. I like what it did with the rocks and the remainders of that old pier.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 10:18:11 PM
might have popped the red a bit more. everything else is perfect though
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09/16/2009 09:30:47 PM
Pretty, I wish you had a better cloud structure in teh background, or this photo would make my day!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 05:00:25 AM
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09/15/2009 02:09:02 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

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