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Golden Hour at the Golden Gate
Golden Hour at the Golden Gate

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Location: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Date: Oct 4, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2009

Out and about in San Francisco first weekend of the month. One of my earliest FS entries ever, and much different from my usual last hour chimping for a decent entry. Did OK with a bridge grab shot last month, lets see how I can do this month with a little more editing time.

Tonemapped from a single RAW image, then some Adamus sharpening and Noise Ninja in PSE.

More I look at this the more I like it. This subject always seems to do well around here. Would love to see a score above 6.93 so I can claim the top spot for the LX-3. 6.5ish is probably a more realistic goal, and 6.2x is probably where it will end up.

Hazards of the early entry. I've got a month to wait before I find out how it does.


Place: 63 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.3125
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1953
Avg (non-participants): 6.6250
Views since voting: 1392
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 176
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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11/19/2010 12:41:20 AM
I like this very much - the view, and all that intelligently extracted detail and colour rendered by you and the LX3. Particularly like the point of view. All in all it reminds me strongly of an old postcard view, photographer unacknowledged, possibly hand tinted, very Japanese printlike.
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11/09/2009 12:09:07 PM
Nice shot Dennis! Jeb may be right--the GG has been featured several times recently. Beautiful backdrop of clouds and color. The adamus sharpening may have made your water look a little noisy??
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11/08/2009 11:23:49 AM
Truly lovely. Only reason I can think this didn't do better would be because of the flurry of Golden Gate pics recently. LOVE the clouds!
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11/08/2009 09:16:47 AM
The pink clouds really make the perfect backdrop don't they? Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2009 04:23:38 PM
gorgeous image. love the long Perspective and the way you handled that sky and its variations!!
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11/05/2009 06:56:07 PM
Spectacular !!!!!!!!!!!!
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11/04/2009 07:02:55 PM
The image seems really noisy and I am not keen on the uneven frame.
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11/04/2009 06:06:28 PM
Stunning. It's never captured the same and seems to always be changing. Wonderful POV.
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11/01/2009 10:17:20 PM
awesome colors .. 8
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11/01/2009 01:12:04 PM
When I was in the Navy in the early 70's, we went to SF several times and I have been under that bridge more times than I can count, but I've never been across it. I have been across the Bay bridge with stops at TI though.
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11/01/2009 11:40:50 AM
(No vote, just a comment) Very nice image, but I am not a fan of the asymetric frame.
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