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Verdant Stillness
Verdant Stillness

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Challenge: Zen Photography III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Apr 16, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 1100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

Temporarily empty and peaceful. I appreciate those moments when I can find them.

PP - straightened, cropped, white balance, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast_mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.165, detail factor 1), lightened tonemap, Gaussian blur, merged with original in multiply mode at 20% transparency, cloned out one strong shadow in foreground and a few leaves and bright twigs, resized, USM.

Place: 128 out of 405
Avg (all users): 5.5286
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.5620
Avg (non-participants): 5.4778
Views since voting: 573
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 227
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/28/2010 04:49:01 AM
well done Mary
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04/28/2010 01:31:42 AM
Beautifully done - really does come across as wonderfully warm and peaceful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2010 11:58:53 PM
Didn't feel it told me a story about zen.
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04/24/2010 11:04:53 PM
Nice range of color in the trees.
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04/23/2010 03:17:20 PM
Makes me want to go walking
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04/21/2010 06:52:21 PM
lovely light - this path is made for contemplation
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04/21/2010 05:47:59 AM
I can hear the silence in this photo, well done
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04/21/2010 04:23:54 AM
good one,,,,,
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