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Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Mare Island Naval Shipyard

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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Mare Island Naval Shipyard
Date: Sep 13, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Sky, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Lots of clouds today, so went to Mare Island Naval Shipyard to take some pics of the old cranes. Took a bunch of different angles and exposures, but ended up going with a tonemap from a single RAW file for this challenge. Used 4 different adjustments to exposure and tone curve in LR, exported each as a separate .tiff file, then combined them all in Photomatix, back to LR for some more edits, then to PSE for some noise ninja, resize and border.

Place: 64 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.8608
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.4881
Avg (non-participants): 6.1455
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 194
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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09/21/2009 08:37:43 PM
Commenting as part of my Team Suck duties...

I'm surprised that this didn't do better with the voters. It's perhaps a little over done with the HDR processing (haloing and too much black), and... is that crane really tilting that much... rather unsettling.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 07:05:42 PM
Good perspective, beautiful sky.
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09/19/2009 10:32:06 PM
Interesting subject. Might have benefitted from a perspective correction to ease the trapezoidal effect. The sky is not a positive.
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09/18/2009 01:58:02 AM
It seems this monster is going to colapse...
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09/16/2009 10:03:15 PM
Reminds me of a Star Wars™ At-At.
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09/16/2009 08:51:09 PM
Plain and simple, I like it. Love the HDR, not too much, but still noticeable and fits challenge. Fantastic, 7 and fav
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09/16/2009 06:38:28 AM
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09/15/2009 01:58:59 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:

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09/14/2009 10:06:29 PM
The perspective distortion really hurts this - the crane looks like it's about to fall over.
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