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Border Shaving
Border Shaving

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Challenge: Fences III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: May 4, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Urban, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 4, 2011

Almost as soon as I saw this challenge, I thought of doing this photo. The lawn needed its first mowing of the season recently, but I never got around to doing the edge work. Good thing, as those long grasses add a bit of interest.

I shot this during mid-day sun, so I used an off camera flash with mini soft box to battle the sun. It was hard to see the LCD, so it turned out that I over battled the sun a bit, and made this die of the fence a bit too bright. So I had to do a little extra processing to darken the closest parts of the fence.

I hope this does slightly better than middle of the road. I wanted to do something that I don't expect to see any similar photos, so hopefully this will stand out in a crowd of birds sitting on fences and scenics looking down a fence.

Post Processing:
* Increase exposure and recovery
* Decrease black point
* Topaz Adjust
* Topaz Detail
* Increase exposure further
* Increase black point
* Increase definition
* Increase vibrancy
* Highlights and shadows
* Burn the three fence posts closest to camera
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 60 out of 121
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2011 05:03:30 PM
The monsters of suburbia are at it again. Neat idea.
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05/14/2011 09:45:38 AM
good detail on this weekend warrior take on the challenge
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