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Challenge: Pareidolia (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges: Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Date: Oct 4, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2011

Thanks for the comments and votes...

I'd been out shooting textures and shapes on some beech trees for this challenge, vaguely aware that cumulus clouds were building to the west. But these sprung up much closer by "really" fast just as I was returning to the car. Took two shots with the 28-75mm which was on the camera, stopped to switch to a longer lens but in that short time it changed again "beyond recognition!".

Original, after Adobe camera raw conversion and a significant amount of cropping:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_978414.jpg

Added a red/orange filter and adjusted the luminance levels of different colors during the SEP 2 B&W conversion to enhance contrast overall and especially the details in the "face". Another slight crop; Denoise; Resize; Sharpen; Save for web.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 107
Avg (all users): 6.7778
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 6.5625
Avg (non-participants): 6.8762
Views since voting: 3636
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 153
Comments: 40
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/05/2012 06:42:45 PM
I was away when this ended, did not realise it ribboned, well done, on an anwesome find.
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10/15/2011 06:02:14 PM
That is an awesome shot Penny love it....
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10/15/2011 04:59:38 PM
Congrats Penny on your ribbon. I love this image. So well seen!!
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10/14/2011 05:43:10 PM
This is so awesome!! What a wonderful find!!!

Congrats on the yellow. :)
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10/13/2011 10:48:53 PM
Originally posted by mariuca:

I am glad you posted the original Penny. The original is astonishing also. Your conversion, perfect.
I just loved the image and am happy that got front page status.


Thanks, and I loved your earlier comment about sunscreen!
10/13/2011 02:08:54 PM
I am glad you posted the original Penny. The original is astonishing also. Your conversion, perfect.
I just loved the image and am happy that got front page status.
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10/13/2011 09:54:26 AM
Congrats, Penny! That must be Puppy Bear sleeping peacefully after recovering from all the trials and tribulations of his health. Beautiful and peaceful image!
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10/13/2011 07:29:17 AM
In spite of my earlier silly comment, I did enjoy this. Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/12/2011 11:10:14 PM
Very cool photo - excellent seeing ... congrats on the ribbon!!
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10/12/2011 05:14:50 PM
WOOHOO! congrats penny!
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10/12/2011 03:46:34 PM
Congrats on the ribbon!! Wonderful image!
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10/12/2011 10:58:44 AM
Great find and perfectly PPed! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/12/2011 09:46:03 AM
Penny, CONGRATS on the ribbon!
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10/12/2011 08:26:49 AM
Congratulations Penny, on another yellow ribbon. Good job on the post processing within the basic editing rules to emphasize the detail. That was a great catch.
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10/12/2011 08:26:21 AM
Great find - congratulations, Penny!
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10/12/2011 06:22:28 AM
Congratulations,
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10/12/2011 03:56:23 AM
Most excellent, Penny. Great find!
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10/12/2011 12:49:27 AM
Congrats Penny!
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10/12/2011 12:39:24 AM
Majestic find Penny! Congrats on your ribbon!
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10/12/2011 12:27:17 AM
Fabulous! But... I think I said that originally. Well done!
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10/12/2011 12:23:49 AM
Congratulations, Penny! Well done.
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10/12/2011 12:23:30 AM
WTG Penny! Awesome shot and well deserved. :)
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10/12/2011 12:19:45 AM
Looks like a girl Giant to me... Congrats Penny- well seen!
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10/12/2011 12:06:22 AM
Congrats Penny. A luxurious sleep.
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10/12/2011 12:03:16 AM
Yee Haw! WTG sweetie!
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10/12/2011 12:03:08 AM
congratulations, Penny! Front page - wow, nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2011 12:21:15 PM
This is awesome! I love the B/W, it really adds to the depth and feeling of the photo
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10/11/2011 12:19:29 PM
lovely find
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10/10/2011 06:44:50 PM
Glad that he put some sunscreen on! Cute!
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10/10/2011 12:25:52 PM
excellent high contrast processing. perfect shot.
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10/09/2011 08:44:24 PM
absolutely totally cool!
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10/09/2011 03:14:17 PM
It's the sleeping giant challenge. They're everywhere!
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10/08/2011 11:03:40 PM
that really does look like a sleeping giant
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10/08/2011 09:54:05 PM
How did u get this?? Awesome shot. We don't want this guy to wake up mad....My vote-----------8
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10/06/2011 02:23:26 PM
Love this one! It almost looks fake! Hope it's not!! Great find, nice contrast... might have cropped it a little bit. :)
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10/05/2011 08:29:18 AM
I hope this gets the blue!
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10/05/2011 07:45:57 AM
Oh wow!! Looks just like Shrek!! What a find!!
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10/05/2011 07:08:35 AM
I see him. Cool.
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10/05/2011 06:09:50 AM
great shot, love the definition on the giant, i.e him being darker
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10/05/2011 12:33:06 AM
Oh! I see him!!

(He has a... ummm... rather large nose)
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