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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Vernon, NJ
Date: Sep 13, 2009
Aperture: 11, 22, 22
ISO: 400, 400, 100
Shutter: 45, 45, 45
Galleries: Landscape, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

neither shall ye give it a high score, or it shall hang upon my home page like a curse, for verily the sight of it doth not please me, but I have made experimentation of the HDR and, lo, it is good.

I, in fact, did not use HDR, because I couldn't get it to work, but I did do all kinds of masking and blending on three different exposures of the same picture.

Place: 98 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.4949
Avg (commenters): 5.7143
Avg (participants): 5.2619
Avg (non-participants): 5.6696
Views since voting: 766
Views during voting: 431
Votes: 196
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/30/2009 04:39:03 PM
Apparently I really like this. I keep stumbling across it and enjoying those stumblings.
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09/25/2009 11:23:07 AM
Hi from the Critique Club

You asked for a comment from a Critique Club member.

An interesting shot, I thought this one was for deep DOF until I realized that it was not over yet. I do actually like this shot, in your comment you said it was not HDR, but I think that the details adn depth that you brought out this could well have been a very subtle one. I love the leading line of the tree branch and the punctuations of red from the apples.

This may not be the most interesting subject in the world, but I think it is simple and clean. Your horizon is tilted a far amount. you have amazing clouds going on, maybe if you had darkened them a little more on the edges and the ground it would have set off to be a more moodier shot and really popped that tree. Maybe a crop off the bottom would have benefited this shot as well

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09/21/2009 07:55:21 PM
Commenting as part of my Team Suck duties...

I think the biggest issue with this image is the centred composition... that and the fact that it doesn't look HDR enough perhaps, though your faux-HDR processing did a decent job of giving the clouds a HDRish feel. I'd ask you not to give up on HDR... I think there's a lot of good Team Suck and the like could do, artistically, with HDR.
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09/21/2009 01:00:22 AM
God experiments that laughter shall burden us as apples fallen from the tree.
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09/21/2009 12:50:45 AM
That is HDR, you know. The "real" way - by hand. So it DOES count, you silly man. And indeed was one of those I visited repeatedly. Nifty shot. LOVE that you changed apertures and ISO, and not shutter. Very innovative! I shall have to try that. And (insert deity of choice here) bless the 10-22, for it is good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 10:41:29 PM
Great image.
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09/20/2009 05:40:39 PM
Love the composition of this, and the HDR adds to the rather ominous feeling the composition engenders.
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09/19/2009 08:31:54 PM
Center middle composition. Flat light and colors. An unhelpful sky. But, at least the image is natural looking.
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09/17/2009 11:02:59 PM
Nice perspective and a good use of the treatment.
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09/16/2009 08:45:41 PM
Stunning, I wish I could better tell the subject from the background. Colors are spot on, just how I like em' 6/10, could have been 7 if plat popped out a bit more. great work! :)
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09/15/2009 01:41:38 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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09/14/2009 12:58:14 AM
Not very interesting but nice HDR work
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09/14/2009 12:28:34 AM
looks great
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