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Rearing skies
Rearing skies
NiallOTuama


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010
Camera: Nikon D60
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Ireland
Date: Jul 22, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Cityscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 22, 2010

Wow. I put a lot of work into this one.
I saw the clouds outside and ran and grabbed my camera and was able to get three shots before the dramatic cloud formation broke.

I asked ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Yo_Spiff a lot about this entry and he gave some great advice. I wouldn't've thought about half of the things that needed to be addressed without him. Thanks Steve -- sorry for pestering you!

The original shot was quite dark on the roof and bright in the sky so I used layers to bring out the details on both areas. I use Lightroom so downloaded GIMP to work with layers. Spent a while learning to use 'em and then used a touch of topaz detail to bring out some of the details and encourage more definition. Lastly some final adjustments in Lightroom again. Export, and here I am now.

Hope ye like it!

I had some fun with topaz along the way too. Slightly different shot but same session.

Statistics
Place: 145 out of 362
Avg (all users): 5.7541
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.7604
Avg (non-participants): 5.7308
Views since voting: 1013
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 122
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/31/2012 07:34:15 PM
This is stunning. I hadn't seen this either. Wish it were larger, but well seen and excellent processing.
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06/30/2011 10:44:02 PM
One of your best as we talked before. Full Romantic era.
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06/30/2011 10:53:22 AM
I remember this one.
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06/30/2011 07:51:01 AM
Awesome looking clouds !
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02/20/2011 09:03:41 PM
this is amazing!!
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08/14/2010 01:31:37 AM
I like the power of it.
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08/13/2010 09:06:12 PM
Woah - that is awesome.
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08/08/2010 07:23:52 PM
The sky is wonderful. There's some added interest with the person being in the scene. That's not a lot of ladder to get around the roof like that lol.
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08/08/2010 03:02:27 PM
I gave this a 7 and think it should of landed higher than it did... it def should of hit the 6 mark....
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08/08/2010 12:09:50 AM
Well I enjoyed it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 01:26:20 PM
Rich in texture and subtle details. Full of ominous energy. Love it.
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08/03/2010 09:42:05 AM
I like it, is a very difficult challenge, but I wish you could finish in a good position ...
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08/03/2010 12:34:58 AM
Love the grand scale of this, with that wee little gent over on the ladder.
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08/02/2010 01:34:37 AM
like it
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08/01/2010 07:46:48 PM
Moody and wonderful. (not voting)
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08/01/2010 11:07:33 AM
Very cool shot. The ominous feeling is great.
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