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oberon's dream
oberon's dream

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Challenge: Natural Body of Water (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Warren Woods State Park, 3 Oaks, MI
Date: Oct 15, 2011
Aperture: F/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/25 to 5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2011

HDR from 6 exposures, didn't merge and tonemap very well, so I ran Nik Efex Glamour Glow followed by Nik Efex Lowkey filter. Then lots of dodging/burning in various modes, resize, sharpen, save for web.

Place: 7 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.7699
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 6.4545
Avg (non-participants): 7.0690
Views since voting: 1653
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 113
Comments: 14
Favorites: 6 (view)

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10/25/2011 08:27:38 PM
Came up with a nice subtle effect Ken. I can imagine those trolls lying in wait under the logs. Arrrgh!
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10/24/2011 10:21:53 AM
Dreamily fabulous...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2011 11:58:37 PM
Oh this is fabulous. Perfect title too. That glow suits it so well. Certainly straight out of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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10/22/2011 02:10:39 PM
Soft and dreamy image. Almost looks like a painting.
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10/19/2011 11:00:50 PM
"The human mortals want their winter here ...."
bump up
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10/19/2011 02:02:51 AM
Beautiful image.

One would almost expect elves or some other mystical creature to suddenly appear from behind the trees. I have no idea as to how you managed to capture this haze, but it does add immensely to the overall character of the image.

Very nicely done and the very best of luck to you in the challenge.
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10/18/2011 02:38:00 PM
Beautiful serenity. I'm sure you have had a number of comments about the over-processing of this photo. I think it almost gets to the point of adding a painted effect, which is kind of cool in its own right.
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10/17/2011 08:39:24 PM
Very interesting processing...I'm guessing this is Simplify? Normally, I wouldn't think it would work well, but it really makes this image stand out and fits the title perfectly.
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10/17/2011 01:37:02 PM
Looks like a Romantic era painting.
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10/17/2011 11:45:24 AM
dreamy effect works well
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10/17/2011 10:27:40 AM
I love the dreamy feel. *7*
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10/17/2011 09:43:07 AM
I feel like the softness applied to this photo is a bit distracting. Otherwise, it's a nice scene. I wouldn't mind visiting this location.
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10/17/2011 05:18:42 AM
soft focus has be um'img and ar'ing erm.......
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10/17/2011 12:17:01 AM
I really like the fuzzy, misty look, but think this could do with a little more contrast.
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