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Challenge: Day Taken At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Mar 5, 2011
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 97
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2011

Earlier in the day, I photographed this exact same scene (and created an HDR version of it). At that time, there was heavy cloud cover with no end in sight. But around dusk the clouds started to move out, and I knew my window for this challenge had opened. I liked this scene so much, that I figured it would be good for at least a try (plus it's pretty close to my house).

This location is about 150 meters off the road, and that road is lined with street lights. Those street lights made it possible to navigate my way without a flashlight, and also provided the light to be gathered by the sensor. So I took a number of photos, adjusting the ISO, aperture, and exposure time until I got one I liked.

Post Processing:
* Straighten
* White Balance
* Increase exposure
* De-vignette
* Topaz DeNoise
* Topaz Adjust
* Increase Black Point
* Increase Definition
* Increase Saturation with higher Vibrancy
* S-curve
* Levels
* Painted blues and purples out of the land (to remove color cast in the snow)
* Export to TIFF
* Resize to 800px
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.7673
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.6190
Avg (non-participants): 6.7899
Views since voting: 2461
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 159
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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03/19/2011 07:02:47 PM
Good colors, congrats on top 10!
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03/18/2011 12:20:25 PM
one of my high scoring images - love it!!! Congratulations on the high placement.
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03/18/2011 12:09:57 AM
Congrats on your placing, well done i liked this one, forgot to comment, on it, i gave you a 9.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2011 10:31:31 PM
nice
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03/16/2011 10:45:13 PM
Could this be in Australia?
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03/16/2011 02:48:27 PM
My favorite. Color is so vibrant and detail so good it does look like a photo taken during the day. Star trail and house lights give away the night shot. Beautiful photo...
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03/16/2011 02:31:31 PM
Tones and colors contrast nicely!!
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03/15/2011 10:42:44 PM
Well this is one of the best examples of professional management of exposure. Probably the best. Sharp, noiseless, detail, texture, trees vs. a starry sky. How?! Superb.
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03/15/2011 05:27:36 PM
My fav of the group! awesome!
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03/15/2011 11:24:20 AM
your foreground looks great, but your stars are quite blurred
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03/14/2011 09:30:50 PM
lovely spot 9
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03/14/2011 08:01:54 PM
Really nice 8
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03/13/2011 11:30:56 AM
Another shot I would hope to see near he top.
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03/12/2011 12:31:14 PM
love the location
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03/11/2011 10:55:57 PM
Well done!
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03/11/2011 01:14:51 AM
Excellent rural scene. Superb exposure. The star trails are a good element of interest.
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