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Late Afternoon, San Francisco Bay
Late Afternoon, San Francisco Bay

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Challenge: Lens Flare (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Location: San Franscisco, CA
Date: Aug 29, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 2, 2011

Not sure I like the sidewalk leading right out of the image but I had to work with the direction of the sun when I was there. I like that the sun made a nice starburst and the lens flare leads the eye back down into the picture. Kind of works for me. Better than anything else I got, anyway.

PP - cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), merged with original in luminousity mode at 10% transparency, reduced noise, dodged and desaturated gull, touched up tons of sensor dust ::sigh::, white balance, increased saturation and contrast, resized, sharpened, blurred background sky more to remove slight banding, added border.

Place: 75 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.5873
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4412
Avg (non-participants): 5.7586
Views since voting: 418
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 126
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2011 02:35:40 PM
09/05/2011 01:37:10 PM
I like this one. The sun doesn't "overwhelm" the image. The pic is clear, nice foreground, nice background. The sun accentuates/adds to the image; make me feel like I'm there taking a stroll on the boardwalk. Well done.
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09/05/2011 02:43:02 AM
Terrific capture of the Bay.
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