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 This image was disqualified from the Sepia II challenge.
A Fine Vintage Machine
A Fine Vintage Machine

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Apple iPhone 4
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Issaquah, Washington (USA)
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Emotive, History
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2011

Photographer’s Note
Taken at a classic car show in Issaquah, Washington, USA … a suburb of Seattle. I love old cars meticulously restored, but have neither the time nor the skill to do it myself. So I go to these shows for a vicarious thrill. I am delighted with how this turned out. It may be a case where my love of the subject blinds me to the flaws of the photo. You dear voters, get to decide.

Looking at the post processing below, it looks like I worked this one over pretty hard. In fact, it was virtually perfect out of the camera. All the edits were designed to give it an old fashioned look with a Sepia tone.

Post Processing
• Convert from RAW (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
• Desat Background (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Layer Masked)
• Remove Distracting Sign (PSCS5 Clone Layer)
• Blur Background (PSCS5 Lens Blur – Masked)
• Convert to B&W (OnOne PhotoTools 2)
• Convert to Sepia (PSCS5 Color Balance)
• Border (OnOne Photo Frame)
• Fade Sepia (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Layer)
• Warm (PSCS5 Warming Filter)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Resize (Genuine Fractals)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2011-06-21
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
• ISO: 400
• Aperture: f/9
• Shutter: 1/160

From my email to Langdon ...

"Sadly, you will have to DQ my Sepia II photo. When I returned, the card I thought contained the original was blank, and my recovery attempt shows this wasn’t the card the original was on. I think what happened is that the card containing the original was the one in the camera. I reformatted it before leaving. Shooting over the reformat destroyed any hope of recovery.

"I’m sorry. I’ve shot more than 230 challenges without a DQ. And I shoot commercial work. I am usually meticulous about my workflow. In this case, I made two mistakes: failing to copy from the card to my hard drive; and pointing Bridge at the card when I began editing."
Disqualification Details
You must retain your original, unedited file (exactly as recorded by your camera), and provide it to the Site Council along with a list of your editing steps within 48 hours of any validation request. Files that have been saved or altered with any editing or transfer software are NOT originals.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 11:41:40 AM
Very Nice in every regard . . .color, clarity, perspective, and yes, even the border. I like it!
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07/02/2011 07:10:05 AM
Slick !
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06/27/2011 02:08:00 PM
Really nice photo, good sepia tones. HATE the border, and you might get a few people say that, sorry but it really takes away from the photo. I would have rated this 2 points higher without the border.
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06/27/2011 01:12:52 AM
Not crazy about the border but nice shine and detail
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