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Homage to the "Great Pumpkin"
Homage to the "Great Pumpkin"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Halloween III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Rated 5.5 - 5.9
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

My idea was to feature a great big orange sun as the Great Pumpkin. The idea came to me as I woke up on the last morning of the challenge. I jumped out of bed, sped off to the supermarket to get a pumpkin, and sped down to the beach with minutes to go before sunrise.

Then to my surprise this was a very hard concept to pull off without lights. Either the pumpkin was well exposed and the sun was blown out, or the sun had a good color and the pumpkin was practally invisible. Finally I had to do a psudo-HDR - overlayed two differently exposed shots, and used a mask to get the final image.

Place: 40 out of 97
Avg (all users): 5.5359
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.3902
Avg (non-participants): 5.5893
Views since voting: 641
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 153
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2009 02:47:18 PM
I don't know. This scene does not look sincere... :D
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11/03/2009 07:42:12 PM
Creative and well done!
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11/01/2009 06:29:54 PM
The pumpkin is a little dark, which takes away from it, but I like your approach. :)
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11/01/2009 11:55:51 AM
nice photo. beautiful sunset. luve the colours, especially the water. a little light on the pumpkin would have made it more the focus which i think it is meant to be.
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