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Challenge: Tilted Horizon II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Harwich Port, Cape Cod, MA
Date: Apr 10, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2011

[Apr. 11th, 2011 11:48:59 PM]

Processed from RAW in ACR and to CS5. Run through Nik HDR Efex Pro to tone map and bring up the texture and color both. Then that is run through Nik Silver Efex Pro on a very dark, contrasty, heavily vignetted custom preset I use a lot. The SEP2 layer is set to luminosity mode, transferring the tones but not the B/W aspect of it to the underlying, HDR layer. Finally, the SEP2 layer is merged into the HDR Efex layer, then a selection of the shadows is made, duped to a new layer, set to soft light mode, and blurred with gaussian blur. Opacity of this layer is faded to suit. It gives a softer, less hard-edged dimensionality to the image.

Resized, Adamus sharpening, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.2946
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0250
Avg (non-participants): 6.4157
Views since voting: 1566
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 129
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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04/23/2011 02:34:29 AM
Wow, awesome use of HDR - love this.
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04/18/2011 11:40:40 AM
Luscious!! As always! Your beautiful colors and rich tones always inspire me!
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04/18/2011 10:57:10 AM
awesome shot!! Congrats on the top 10!! :D
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04/18/2011 10:22:23 AM
I thought this might be yours! Excellent work, as always. Congrats on the top 10.
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04/18/2011 09:07:40 AM
Well deserved top 10, Robert. Love the title. It was Archimedes who said, "Give me the place to stand, and I shall move the earth." Your use of the seawall is nicely done. The processing and use of luminous light in the right places is superb.
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04/18/2011 03:23:29 AM
Fantastic shot! Overprocessed? No. It's just dark and surreal and magical. I'm more and more amazed by the tasteful and VERY different approach to HDR. Is it the additional layers? The b&w luminosity in this case? I don't know. But it knocks me off my feet every time.
(Btw I'm guessing the b&w luminosity layer did that great job on the sky. :)
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04/18/2011 12:03:07 AM
Nice 7Th place finish Robt. Beautiful.
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04/18/2011 12:02:38 AM
Wow, nice! I like this one. Congratulations on the high placement!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2011 12:19:25 PM
Love the tones you have here.
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04/15/2011 08:38:33 PM
I love your vision and the editing you have done, it's great, but I get a little lost in the image. Maybe tilted too much
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04/14/2011 02:19:10 PM
It is amazing how the horizon is rendered so secondary. Beautifully seen.
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04/14/2011 11:34:40 AM
Wow! Great Job!
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04/13/2011 12:29:20 PM
Love the leading line...
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04/12/2011 10:42:33 AM
I like the PP here, colors are excellent, very nice.
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04/12/2011 09:27:25 AM
Love the textures, contrast, very nice job.
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04/11/2011 06:05:28 PM
The color and texture on this is gorgeous. I hope you share your PP steps! *fingerscrossed*
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04/11/2011 04:18:55 PM
You make the horizon almost irrelevant - 10
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04/11/2011 02:08:58 PM
wow
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04/11/2011 11:10:18 AM
I like the grunge effect.... it looks like you have tilted because the challenge asks for it... i mean, i do not get a feel that the tilt is adding to the image in anyways...
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04/11/2011 10:17:15 AM
A bit too dark and overporcessed for my tastes but some will like it. Not a bad photo.
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