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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Location: Bellevue, Washington USA
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: Various
Galleries: Architecture, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

Photographer’s Notes
I really dislike winding up on the last day of the month with nothing to enter I nthe Free Study, especially because the Free Study Marathon punishes null entries severely. But here I am, on the last day of the month with nothing in the camera I like.
So off I go this morning to reshoot something with promise. And while there I’m strolling around on a gorgeous Fall morning and all kinds of pictures present themselves to me. I have a Free Study entry, possibly a Foliage entry and maybe an entry for Tilt II.
This is a three-story fountain with some of Dale Chihuly’s dancing glass snakes. It’s located in Bellevue, Washington, USA in a shopping/entertainment/condo complex across from the largest Mall in the state.
Each time I go by here, I have wanted to stop and photograph it. One more item, now off my must-shoot-sometime-real-soon list.

Post processing
• HDR 7 Raw Images (Photomatix)
• Tone Map (Photomatic)
• Selective Desat - Blues (PSCS4 Hue/Sat layer)
• Boost Sat – Yellow (PSCS4 Hue/Sat Layer)
• Remove Distraction (PSPS4 Clone Layer)
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Boost Contrast (PSCS4 Curves Layer)
• Gradient Desat (Masked PSCS4 Channel Mixer Layer)
• Resize (PSCS4 Image Size)
• Sharpen (PSCS4 USM)
• Border (PSCS4 Stroke Layer)

Camera Data
• Date: 2009-10-31 9:33 AM
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikor 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye
• ISO: 800
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Shutter: Various

Place: 143 out of 403
Avg (all users): 5.9152
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8487
Avg (non-participants): 6.0870
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 165
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/08/2009 12:35:19 AM
I had a hunch this was your shot. I like it and thought it would score a bit better, maybe 6.2 or 6.3. Must be a new lens and the right choice here, I love the curvature it created.
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11/08/2009 12:16:38 AM
Thought this would do better. Great shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 11:56:05 PM
Interesting, Nice wide angle and color work.
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11/07/2009 03:32:09 AM
Quite like the warpedness of this, and the glass plants. Nicely seen!!
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11/02/2009 09:39:35 AM
love the fisheye effect, nice work.
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11/01/2009 11:59:52 PM
I like the strange skewed perspective, and pretty much everything else about this image......10
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11/01/2009 01:12:30 AM
I love wideangle, but I'm not usually a fan of fisheye. It was a good choice for this scene, however.
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