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Challenge: The Spirit Of A Country (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Minolta
Date: Nov 14, 2009
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2009

Sony IDC - RAW -> TIF

PSP X2
- crop
- resize
- clarify +2
- levels (10,124,239)
- vp toast
- resize
- sharpen
- usm (.35,100,10) +luminance
- hsl (colorize)
- noise reduction: s&p (1,4)
- border
- save as JPG

Thoughts prior to challenge voting:
1) Borders too large
2) Too grainy
3) Blown-out highlights
4) Color's too rich

That's "OK". I still like it! :-)

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 63
Avg (all users): 5.1737
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.6970
Avg (non-participants): 5.2512
Views since voting: 593
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 236
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/21/2009 04:09:55 PM
interesting shot...wish it were sharper in focus
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2009 08:54:58 AM
the black and white treatment works very well
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2009 02:12:06 AM
The processing is great, except for the frame, it's a bit too big for my liking. Does this capture the spirit of the USA? Nope, what are you trying to show? Sorry, DNMC IMO.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2009 12:19:54 AM
I like the contrast, adds to the feel of the shot. Kudos.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/18/2009 12:17:11 AM
Nice contrasty b&w, 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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