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To the Sea

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Carmel, California
Date: May 22, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 40, 100, 250
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2011

A large, dead tree at the beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Quaint little place, Carmel. Lovely beach to walk in the mornings. Gray, overcast, cool. But lovely.

My thanks to Robert and Penny for being excellent hosts!

Shot with the 10-22, at 10, at the base of the tree looking toward the ocean. Three shot HDR, handheld (and there is some fuzziness in the bushes because of that), then processed with Nik HDR, and a layer of Silver Efex Pro in luminosity mode. Worked a bit from a preset I borrowed from Bear via Sarah, but in the end tried my own hand at it, adding some control points, a vignette, and a couple of burned edges.

Place: 62 out of 344
Avg (all users): 6.1223
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0291
Avg (non-participants): 6.3889
Views since voting: 359
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 139
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/10/2011 02:50:06 PM
lovely scene, expertly composed. I definitely can see Robert's influence on you Deb in this shot :).
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06/08/2011 08:24:36 PM
Deb the detail in this tree is soooo striking...love it
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06/08/2011 12:46:03 PM
.... looks like you had a great time, learned something, and got a wonderful entry out of it all!
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06/08/2011 12:55:11 AM
Well that did not turn out too bad at all! So much for the 5.4 :) I do really like it Deb.
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06/08/2011 12:27:25 AM
ooh this is cool. I love it when HDR processing turns out fun like this. Do you like Nik HDR? Pretty good finish for a Free Study :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2011 02:49:13 PM
Fantastic textures in the wood. Nice HDR style treatment to this one. Great perspective too.
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06/04/2011 10:42:40 AM
Great scene. Too much processing though.
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06/03/2011 10:08:47 PM
Love everything about this!
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