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I Dreamed of Wild Horses
3rd PlaceI Dreamed of Wild Horses
Rmac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dreams III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Date: Oct 21, 2010
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2010

Shot and opened in Raw,
Adjusted exposure, brightness and clairity.
Opened in CS5,
Single image HDR toned
cropped
converted to B&W
Saved as tiff
Back to raw editor
split toned, and adjusted noise reduction.
Opened in CS5
made duplicate layer
applied diffuse filter decreased to 20%
Flattend image
Dodged midtones and burned highlights slightly.
resized, sharpend and saved for web.

Thanks for the votes and comments..This was a pleasant surprise..

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.6403
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 6.7778
Avg (non-participants): 6.5745
Views since voting: 4858
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 139
Comments: 27
Favorites: 9 (view)


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03/19/2011 10:24:26 AM
Inspiring!
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11/01/2010 02:09:10 PM
Wow...gorgeous!
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11/01/2010 12:31:26 PM
Very dreamlike,Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/01/2010 11:06:51 AM
Incredible stuff. Congrats on the ribbon, and thank you very much for sharing your processing steps. Still learning and I really, really appreciate that.
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11/01/2010 09:51:28 AM
The main horse is not at all to my taste but I have to say this image really works and the processing you given it is brilliant - heck it would even work without the main horse, the background alone is dreamy enough.
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11/01/2010 08:52:49 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I thought this was a composite and was going to be dq'd. Beautiful shot!
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11/01/2010 08:43:10 AM
Glad this got the recognition it deserves. NICE WORK. Congratulations.
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11/01/2010 08:34:14 AM
Congrats! This was my pick for blue!
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11/01/2010 06:30:06 AM
Woot!! what a lovely shot, great capture. Congrats on the ribbon! :-)
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11/01/2010 12:06:56 AM
This is wonderful!
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11/01/2010 12:06:44 AM
Love this!!
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11/01/2010 12:03:16 AM
Truly incredible shot! Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a great yellow!
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11/01/2010 12:01:46 AM
Well, look at you Ron!!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2010 07:25:30 PM
my only 10 vote in this challenge. beautiful
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10/31/2010 12:32:25 PM
Nicely done.
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10/31/2010 12:15:52 PM
Ribbon? It's got to be... Fantastic.
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10/31/2010 11:15:21 AM
Amazing shot and superb composition. Why is one leg kinda white?
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10/30/2010 11:10:51 PM
This is on the top floor of my dream gallery. I particularly adore the shapes of horses in the background.
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10/30/2010 05:23:41 PM
So incredibly dreamlike. Beautiful.
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10/30/2010 03:42:26 PM
Wow, I love the impressions of the horses in the background. This is wonderful.
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10/26/2010 08:02:31 PM
Beautiful image. This would make a great print. My favorite of the challenge.
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10/26/2010 01:44:15 AM
I LOVE this capture!!!!! Great feel to it. Very nicely done! 10
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10/25/2010 07:42:07 PM
The processing definitely gives this a dreamy look.
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10/25/2010 05:45:30 PM
Very nice - good processing, love the hint of other horses in the background. 8
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10/25/2010 02:14:58 PM
The Best Dream Photo I've seen!
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10/25/2010 12:36:47 PM
love this shot - 8
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10/25/2010 09:14:43 AM
This is absolutely wonderful!!
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