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Challenge: Urban Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Miscellany
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Lorton, VA
Date: Mar 8, 2011
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2011

Weeds can grow in the darndest places. And flourish. This one will probably get much bigger as spring goes on, but right now I think the small bit of greenery growing in a crack in the brick with debris below suits my idea of Urban Nature well.

PP - straightened, cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), merged with original at 20% transparency in multiply mode, white balance, increased saturation on greens, cloned a little darker shade on some white blobs on the wall, dodged plant, resized, sharpened, added border.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.1987
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 6.2241
Avg (non-participants): 6.1837
Views since voting: 933
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 156
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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03/21/2011 10:01:48 AM
Verrrrry nice, Mary!
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03/21/2011 07:02:50 AM
Very nicely done! Congrats on the top 20!
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03/21/2011 12:31:21 AM
Sweet and simple. Nicely done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2011 11:13:45 PM
to a happy end!
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03/19/2011 10:16:13 PM
Love the DoF...great find!
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03/18/2011 07:01:06 PM
Great composition and the colours are brilliant. DOF is perfect - should do very well
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03/18/2011 04:44:52 AM
perfect focus. like the title
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03/17/2011 10:17:33 PM
I like this... Nice work...
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03/17/2011 08:35:02 PM
That's a genuine one. Why opportunist? A true intruder! A surviver! 7
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03/15/2011 10:23:01 PM
Nice use of color and focus.
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03/15/2011 12:34:52 PM
Just the right amount of everything in this shot for me,nice one.
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03/14/2011 08:38:33 PM
I really like how the green pops! Very nice focus work and composition. Although, I'm wondering if a lower angle, may have been better. This way, not showing the lower debris. I do understand, why it's their. It's just sometimes simple, can go a long way. Maybe next time... Either way, I do like the shot, good job...
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03/14/2011 12:45:58 AM
Nice selective focus
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