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Serenity Cliff
Serenity Cliff

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Jul 11, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400 - 1/25
Galleries: Nature, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2011

July turned out to be a pretty decent photo month after starting a bit slow. I actually have another photo which I like better than this one a bit, but I entered a very similar scene at the end of the month, so I didn't want to overload people with it. I will save it for the Best of 2011 challenge.

I happened upon this particular scene one Saturday morning while out shooting. The light was terrible, but I took some frames anyhow with the intention to return later in the month. The next evening it was calm and there were some clouds in the sky, so I trekked down there and took some more shots. Unfortunately I didn't get the angle I really wanted due to people and light direction. So the next evening I returned again to find no people and the light just the way I was hoping for. That's when I got this particular photo.

Post Processing:
* Chromatic Aberration
* Combine Three Exposures in Nik HDR Efex Pro
* Chromatic Aberration again
* White Balance
* Increase exposure and recovery
* Decrease black point
* Increase contrast
* Increase saturation with lower vibrancy
* S-curve
* Levels
* Increase orange and yellow saturation
* Decrease blue saturation
* Vignette
* Export as TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 150 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.8831
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8852
Avg (non-participants): 5.8750
Views since voting: 435
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 154
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2011 05:34:06 PM
like the lines - fence and shadows
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08/04/2011 12:53:20 AM
This gets better the more I look.
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08/03/2011 01:50:23 PM
Nice winding road shot with the shadows and light. Well composed and processed.
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08/01/2011 08:55:40 AM
Love the use of leading lines here. Nice landscape.
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