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Carriage Rides
Carriage Rides
giantmike


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Country Life III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Sep 22, 2010
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Sep 22, 2010

This week happened to be my company's User Group Meeting week, which included carriage rides for our customers. On monday night I saw a similar scene while trying to exit the parking lot, and went out Wednesday again after reading about the challenge to get the shot. Unfortunately, this was mid-day, so the light wasn't quite as good (the previous shot was at sunset), but due to rain clouds, I didn't get another chance at the sunset version.

Post Processing (Aperture):
* Reduce Boost and Hue Boost for RAW processing
* Crop
* White Balance
* Increase Exposure and Black Point
* Increase Contrast and Definition
* Decrease Saturation (with increased Vibrancy)
* Levels
* Color Monochrome with orange at 35% to bring more of a warm feel
* Edge Sharpen
* Export to 800 px
* Unsharp Mask (Pixelmator)
* Border (Pixelmator)
* Export for Web (Pixelmator)

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 96
Avg (all users): 5.3014
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2143
Avg (non-participants): 5.3234
Views since voting: 644
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 209
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/01/2010 09:19:54 AM
I like this except for the brown sky.
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09/30/2010 04:06:30 PM
I like this photo except for the overall tone - it's somehow off
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09/29/2010 10:27:20 PM
The setting is wonderfully attractive, but the brown tone of the sky is detrimental to the scenery.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2010 11:33:23 AM
Very nice and peaceful country scene. One can almost feel the quiet and and very faintly if one listens carefully one can hear the faraway sound of voices and laughing coming from the people in the horse drawn wagon. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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