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Morning Glory
Morning Glory

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Mt. Shuskan, Washington
Date: Oct 8, 2009
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: Varies
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2009

Seven Shot HDR

Post Voting:
Thanks to all for a top 20 finish. I got up at 4 AM to drive the two hours to this spot in order to get a sunrise shot. It was one of the only decent days I had to shoot. My hope was to get the sun before it became visible as it moved off to the side of the mountain. Unfortunately my timing was off and this is what I found when I arrived so I set up quickly and fired off 7 bracketed shots to catch what I could. Processing was with Photomatix to combine and tone map, then a combination of Lightroom 2, PSE7 and Nik filters to finish it up. I stayed on for a couple of hours and did more shots as the sun got higher but this was the best. Here is a B/W I did from another 7 shot series later in the day as the sun rose above the mountain.
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Place: 17 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.6800
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4961
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 1789
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 175
Comments: 13
Favorites: 9 (view)

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05/15/2010 02:00:01 PM
this is stunning...
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11/08/2009 09:08:53 AM
Oh my!! I didn't vote but WOWZA this is fantastic and the title couldn't be more fitting. Congrats on top 20.
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11/08/2009 02:36:33 AM
Nice work JB. I like the "large blob" of a sun in the sky. Makes it look like a science fiction scene.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2009 08:10:45 PM
Nice picturesque scene with good colours and exposure especially with the sun in the frame!

I think if you had got it with the sun just a touch lower it might have looked better and avoided that "large blob in the sky" thing that the sun tends to do in photos.
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11/06/2009 11:46:56 AM
What a perfect photo!
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11/04/2009 04:04:16 PM
Amazing clarity, love the reflections.
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11/03/2009 01:18:24 AM
That was definetly worth getting up early for.
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11/02/2009 11:41:24 PM
Sweet landscape. Feels like a painting.
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11/02/2009 11:37:18 PM
beautiful scene. I only favor a more natural processing technique. don't care much for the hdr look. awesome lake though. and amazing cloud!
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11/02/2009 11:01:24 AM
Reflection is lighter than what is reflected, which is always a problem for me. There is banding around the blown-out sun as well. Both of these distract from an otherwise exceptionally lovely scene, for me.
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11/01/2009 06:03:30 PM
I love this shot.
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11/01/2009 10:03:07 AM
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11/01/2009 07:44:23 AM
Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
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