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Challenge: Black and White Landscape (Basic Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax K7
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Marin Headlands
Date: Apr 24, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2010

Had one morning to shoot this week, and of course it was a hazy day with not a cloud in the sky. Drove down to the headlands and grabbed some shots of the Golden Gate from above and below. Nothing much going on with the light or the sky, so I waited for one of the container ships to show up. Spent a lot of time in Lightroom and PSElements trying to pop the contrast on this one, and kept going back and forth between too contrasty and too flat til I finally said "FI" and settled on this one, which is about as good as its gonna get.

Prediction: 5.5 in a normal challenge, 5.0 in the DPL. Bleh.


Place: 77 out of 382
Avg (all users): 6.0253
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.9333
Avg (non-participants): 6.2075
Views since voting: 1111
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 158
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2010 07:12:31 PM
Nice one! (But you do have the advantage of living in a scenic area.) (No vote, just commenting)
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05/02/2010 09:00:00 AM
Really don't like the white border. It's so bright that my eyes are drawn to it rather than your photo. Would have been better to use a white line + black.
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04/30/2010 03:34:52 PM
Nice view, I had haze in the distance in mine too.
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04/29/2010 07:30:37 PM
Excellent perspective and nice composition.
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04/29/2010 01:04:21 AM
the blacks seem a bit flat, and the white bands top and bottom detract from a pretty nice image.
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04/28/2010 06:04:57 PM
(27/38) Very nice. I'm not sure if the barge is a distraction or not. I might like to have seen it not so close to the brige to better balance the composition. Also, the image feels too sharp -- the haloing in the bridge cables, for instance.
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04/28/2010 07:57:06 AM
Superb composition and excellent range of mono tones.
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04/26/2010 05:52:41 PM
I think the placement of the boat here detracts from the composition. I would have waited until it was further to the right.
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04/26/2010 09:53:17 AM
great landscape, compliments
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04/26/2010 12:14:36 AM
Really draws you into the image. Wonderful.
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