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Chased Through the Forest
Chased Through the Forest

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dreams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Oct 23, 2010
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2010

I only like this photo somewhat. I'm guessing that DPC voters will feel the same way, and this will end up at a low 5 at best. But I do like how I ended up processing it, so there is that.

I don't really remember many of my dreams, so it was pretty tough to think of something that would really work well for this challenge. I know I have had various chasing dreams, and I guess at least one would have been through the woods.

This is taken just off the one of the paths in the UW Arboretum on a rainy fall day. I was expecting to mix the fall colors with the dreariness of the weather to form a somewhat interesting mood. Unfortunately, the lighting wasn't as dramatic as I had envision in my head. So I used various post processing techniques to make it a bit more dramatic.

Post Processing:
* Topaz adjust to bring out more details and colors
* Crop
* Increased exposure
* Decreased black point
* Increased brightness
* Increase highlights and shadows
* Edge Sharpen
* Vignetting
* Dodge me to make me stand out a bit more
* Burn along the top and bottom to increase vignetting effect
* Blur around the outsides to give it a more dreamy effect
* Export for web

Place: 66 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.2519
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4878
Avg (non-participants): 5.1444
Views since voting: 784
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 131
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2010 03:21:18 PM
Everything is much too still for this to be a picture of a dream in which you were being chased! I wanna see some blur! Cue the wind and the running! : )
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/30/2010 12:19:35 PM
A nice idea for this challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2010 07:42:35 PM
I have these dreams too, lol. Nice colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2010 09:19:12 AM
COOL. I think a red jacket would have made the person stand out more, but I still like it very much. The tiny hints of red leaves at the top add a nice touch. :) 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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