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Challenge: Weathered II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Voting Challenges
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Sony SAL-500F80 500mm f/8 Reflex Super Telephoto
Date: Jul 11, 2010
Aperture: f8
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2010

This little next box is on the fence in the back yard, very popular with bluebirds & sparrows. Unoccupied presently. Lucky me, everyone has the same fence, in the same weathered state, so if I stand on the back step I get a nice angle for BG blur. I waited for 10AM nice sharp shadows. This is hand-held, slightly cropped, w/a BW layer to sharpen the shadows. If there was a bluebird looking out, it'd be perfect.

[Jul. 12th, 2010 10:19:23 AM]

OK after viewing the other entries in 'Weathered' I realized I'd been a little light-handed w/the PP, so I attacked it again with Topaz Adjust and some Omni light. One step to my R would've improved the comp, but it put my neighbor's huge propane grill in the BG, which I didn't like. Although the grill looks very expensive, shiny & new. Next spring I intend to try to catch a bluebird in the comp, too.

Place: 139 out of 164
Avg (all users): 4.9115
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.8769
Avg (non-participants): 4.9583
Views since voting: 511
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 113
Comments: 2
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/14/2010 12:00:40 PM
for me there just isn't much going on in this photo
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07/13/2010 02:11:37 AM
nice lighting
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