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Challenge: Entrance II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Ashford Mill, Death Valley
Date: Mar 27, 2010
Aperture: f4.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Mar 30, 2010

Taken in afternoon(desert)sun
slight curve adjustment to bring out road in background
slight saturation to bring out stone detail

Place: 69 out of 114
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04/11/2010 01:23:02 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Welcome back to DPC, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' napcat! Glad you found the site again.

You entered a fascinating image in the Entrance Challenge - undecided as to which category to submit, I see, but it certainly fit either as an entrance or an exit.

Your crop was excellent here, and the two portals showed off that distant road perfectly. It was unfortunate that you were in strong sunlight as this seemed to dull the otherwise interesting details in the frame. Editing programs can help with this somewhat, so you might want to just go in there and experiment by moving those sliders around (eg: Hue & Saturation or Shadows & Highlights). Even with global editing, it could have been possible to create some strong definition between the front entrance and the back wall/entrance.

Keep 'em coming, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' napcat. I'll look forward to seeing more of your work.

04/07/2010 01:18:48 AM
Thanks all for the kind comments and advise.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/02/2010 10:23:18 AM
Ansel? Is that you?

In color?
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04/01/2010 09:23:39 PM
6 3 for each hole
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04/01/2010 07:51:15 PM
The curving road in the background pulls me through the two doorways. I like it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/01/2010 01:45:18 PM
The harsh overhead sun is a problem for an otherwise interesting scene. I think just a modest amount of a tonemapping plugin could add some nice pop to this, though I am aware many people dislike such effects.
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04/01/2010 12:15:32 PM
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