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Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Gao Mei Shi Di, TaiChung County, Taiwan
Date: Jul 18, 2010
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 20s
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2010

Finally got the right combination of time, equipment, weather and location to get this thing done.

Note that a graduated ND filter was used.

Got this pic at the Gao Mei Wetland Shallows. It was funny because when I got there, all the other photographers were just leaving and had left disappointed. It wasn't much of a sunset due to that low lying fog bank. I took some pics and it wasn't until I started processing it that I got to see what it looked like. I've been disappointed with HDR so far, but this one seemed to just work. I especially enjoyed the greens in the sky.

Lots O fun!

Processing was done via 2 copies of the same frame with different exposure values, then using HDR Pro to bring it up starting from a 'more saturated' setting.

Took it to TIFF and applied a bit of noise reduction via ACR and applied as layer, with a bit masked out in the grass and sky.

Mucked about with some border options and got it ready for DPC. Mild sharpening last.

Place: 194 out of 362
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Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4388
Avg (non-participants): 5.9375
Views since voting: 633
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 130
Comments: 7
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08/08/2010 12:38:41 AM
photogs walking on water...
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 01:25:17 PM
This is incredible. Are those people that appear to be moving toward us? Very ominous. The martian-like foreground textures add to the intrigue.
08/04/2010 10:52:05 PM
For me, this scene was really cool, until I saw the ghosted people. At that point, I lost a lot of interest in it.
08/03/2010 09:21:03 AM
I like it, is a very difficult challenge, but I wish you could finish in a good position ...
08/03/2010 12:21:51 AM
LOVE the people in this!
08/01/2010 08:25:29 PM
Border hurts this one for me. Faded silhouettes are nice
08/01/2010 04:23:22 PM
gorgeous colors! and stunning scenery! (7)

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