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Farallon Islands from 38 Miles
Farallon Islands from 38 Miles

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Date: Feb 26, 2011
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/501
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011

Recent storms and cold weather left the air over the Bay Area clearer than usual, allowing the Farallon Islands to be seen on the horizon over the Golden Gate Bridge, with Alcatraz Island in the foreground. Soon-to-be setting sn to the lower-left, accounting for semi-sihouette of foreground elements.

31.gif Isaac and I were driving back to Oakland via Tilden Park -- we stopped at a turnout when I noticed the view, and quickly took a few shots out the car window.

-Handheld, Manual mode
-Noise-reduction with PictureCooler
-Rotate 2.08CCW
-RGB and Blue/Yellow Curves applied through separate graduated masks to sky and water areas
-Crop to remove "rotation corners"
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0 (applied twice)
-Gaussian blur applied through mask to sky area
-Cloned-out tiny image of blimp near clouds
-Enlarge Canvas to create border
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 225KB

Place: 258 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.1361
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 5.0526
Avg (non-participants): 5.4242
Views since voting: 1877
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 147
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2011 01:08:29 AM
You finally got to shoot this scene again! Good goin'.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 06:25:34 PM
There's telephoto and then there's TELEphoto. I like how the faraway elements flatten the scene into something painterly and almost abstract. Very nice.
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03/05/2011 09:35:19 AM
this has a very odd glow in the clouds on my monitor
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03/03/2011 09:28:14 PM
heavy border doesnt help here
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03/03/2011 04:41:38 PM
Cool layers of color/tones/elements. Nice lines. Artsy. Cool.
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03/01/2011 11:21:38 PM
I've seen this bridge thousands of times in photos - but I don't think I've ever seen this perspective on it. Wonderful pastels - very atypical of this subject. Great work.
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