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Main Street, Old West
Main Street, Old West

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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jun 25, 2011
Aperture: 6.30
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Vintage, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2011

Old west play structure at Montclair Park, in the Oakland hills.

-Handheld, Manual mode
-Made selections for the stagecoach and windows
-Blurred stage to obscure metallic structure
-Blurred background showing through windows
-Reduced opacity of blured windows to 90% to allow some background detail to show through
-Tone Curves overall and through gradient masks
-Isolated Green Channel to Grayscale mode
-Grayscale > Duotone mode (Black + Pantone 143)
-Slight tone adjustments
-Convert to RGB mode
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 263KB

Place: 130 out of 171
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Views since voting: 357
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 132
Comments: 1
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07/04/2011 12:13:07 AM
8 from me. i didn't vote down all the shoehorned entries, but i did score higher for those that had a sepia "feel" to them (meaning subject matter, regardless of the processing), and this was one of the few. nice job.
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