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Challenge: Free Study 2011-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: Napa, CA
Date: Aug 27, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 15
Galleries: Interior
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2011

Merryvale Winery, private tasting room. I got to peek in and take some pictures before they closed the room in preparation for an event. Loved the atmosphere in this room; gigantic barrels of wine, candelabras, rich wood ... my imagination was free to run wild as to what was going to happen next.

PP - cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), merged with original at 10% transparency, desaturated yellow a little, colored floor browner, cloned out light bits on far wall, dodged letters on wall and some on candles, increased contrast, resized, sharpened.

Place: 104 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.0496
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.9700
Avg (non-participants): 6.2439
Views since voting: 346
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 141
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2011 10:16:40 AM
Looks like a great place to be. Beautiful image.
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09/05/2011 08:33:47 AM
good place.. I believe this would be perfect in B&W.
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09/04/2011 09:16:58 PM
too over-processed for my taste.
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09/04/2011 03:37:15 PM
Super image. Great POV and composition. PP a bit heavy for me but it makes the wood texture pop. Musty, rich goodness. I'm familiar with cellars, go at least once a year to the Cape Winelands in South Africa and get a few cases :)
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09/04/2011 10:42:16 AM
Unusual location,very red,but thats ok.
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09/04/2011 09:48:54 AM
Hmmm... must have been a great wine tasting session :)
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09/02/2011 06:53:05 PM
Very unique setting, and a nice HDR treatment. Not too keen on the all-red tones, but it does impart a mood to the scene. Nice starry effect on the lights - you must've stopped down the aperture quite a bit. I would've preferred a more landscape aspect ratio to balance out the left and right though - otherwise the asymmetric composition is noticeable.
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09/02/2011 01:45:34 AM
Looks like a feast is about to happen, superbly done.
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09/01/2011 07:23:06 PM
wow... where is this???? merryvale... wherever that is.
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