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Challenge: Sun in Frame II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Luxor Casino/Hotel
Date: Sep 10, 2011
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: Various
Galleries: Emotive, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2011

Photographer’s Notes
So I’m in Las Vegas for Photoshop World and I found two evenings and one day to “shoot the strip.” It’s full of interesting people and full of interesting buildings. It’s a target rich environment if there ever was one.

When I woke up Saturday it was cloudy and the skies were the white softbox kind of sky we see in Seattle but around 3:00 it cleared and I hit the streets.

I shot a lot of subjects and these days I almost always bracket my exposures. That buys me some exposure insurance and lets me composite HDR images if I want to. So in this case I was shooting 7 frames 2/3 of an f/stop apart. Overkill, probably but this is what I do when I shoot real estate and it’s become a habit. And in this case I did the HDR thing to manage the challenging exposure.

The wall is part of the Luxor Hotel/Casino at the south end of the strip.

Post Processing
• Merge RAW to HDR (Photomatix)
• Tone Map (Photomatix)
• Brighten (PSCS5 Curves Layer – Masked)
• Dodge & Burn (PSCS5 Screen Layer)
• Crop (PSCS5)
• Resize (Genuine Fractals)
• Sharpen (PSCS5 High Pass Filter)
• Save for Web (PSCS5)

Camera Data
• Date: 2011-09-10
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
• ISO: 200
• Aperture: f/22
• Shutter: Various 1/25 to 1/400 Handheld

Statistics
Place: 28 out of 146
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1935
Avg (non-participants): 6.6032
Views since voting: 402
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 125
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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09/20/2011 01:17:41 AM
Pretty cool Chuck. I never noticed this wall, guess because I was never out durning the day.
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09/19/2011 02:09:27 PM
This looks even better tha what I can remember when you first showed it. Great score and a better image than what the score reflects. Another boost for the Long Shots.. Working hard Doc :)
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09/19/2011 09:34:50 AM
Congrats on the score Doc...another great point for the Long Shots! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2011 06:39:56 PM
Holy heck. This would have likely ribboned in the flare challenge. And I certainly hope it does as well here. Awesome photo.
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09/17/2011 02:11:06 PM
Oh wow. This is extraordinary. You should be very proud
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09/15/2011 08:46:21 AM
cool spot to capture the sun
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09/13/2011 11:31:02 AM
Lens flare-its not a bug,its a feature! Nicely done.
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09/13/2011 07:39:28 AM
very archeological a nice image thou
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09/12/2011 09:06:05 PM
Quite beautiful. Like this one a lot.
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09/12/2011 03:07:29 PM
Fabulous location and great POV, concept.
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