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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Sony Alpha A55
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Minolta/Sony
Date: Feb 19, 2011
Aperture: F5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Sports, Children
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2011

Well - that's about as much post-processing as I've ever done (outside of an Expert editing challenge). I hurried it some as I don't have the play time I used to... Was trying to go for that "Norman Rockwell" look. Had it looking closer but chickened out and backed off a little.

The majority of the processing was done using Photomatix Pro 3. I created 4 TIFF files and pulled them into Photomatix. Generated a HDR file, then tonemapped it. Combined / created a couple of versions of the tonemapped output and layered them over the original (erased thru to bring back the shorts & shirts some).

Anyway, I saw this scenario forming up so I switched over to my 10-20 (that's why some distortion at the edges) and grabbed a couple of quick shots.

The boys are watching the early semi-final game. They were up next, and if they won they'd be playing the winner of the game they are watching for the finals later in the week.

Place: 133 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.7361
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6875
Avg (non-participants): 5.9063
Views since voting: 610
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 144
Comments: 10
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03/08/2011 04:22:43 AM
Nailed it!
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03/07/2011 10:09:57 PM
and they are ready aren't they...only one has earned his name
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03/06/2011 08:51:34 PM
Cute. Like the fidgety foot positions.
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03/06/2011 10:19:18 AM
This is so 50's looking. Nice job.
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03/05/2011 04:46:23 PM
Good tension between the action inside and the anticipation outside.
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03/05/2011 10:49:11 AM
This really tells a story. Good shot.
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03/04/2011 12:48:01 AM
Grog sentimental at sight of great coming of age moment. *snif* Glory awaits younglings going to first battle. Many enemies will fall to (metaphoric) blade of the "Growling Geckos". Legends of bravery and greatness will be told at lunch table over many days to come.
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03/03/2011 02:27:58 PM
Great image. Wonderful perspective. So cute, so real.
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03/01/2011 11:38:24 PM
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03/01/2011 12:57:14 AM
Very sweet - one can sense their anticipation.
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