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Bear_Music


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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Cannon Beach, Oregon
Date: Sep 7, 2006
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2006

Processed from RAW, HDR Tone Mapping on a single exposure

Relatively little PS work involved; Gradients (very slight) top & bottom, a little local dodging lower right rock and on waves, a little burning left abutment. A touch of color balance to remove a faint green tinge. NO hue/sat, No selective color :-)

Resize, USM, border, save for web.

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HDRI makes an astonishing difference in this image; I'll post a best-possible contrast masking example after challenge if anyone's interested.

Unaltered original, except resizing: 407724.jpg

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 615
Avg (all users): 7.1106
Avg (commenters): 8.3103
Avg (participants): 7.0980
Avg (non-participants): 7.1522
Views since voting: 6903
Views during voting: 295
Votes: 199
Comments: 77
Favorites: 52 (view)


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07/31/2011 11:24:36 AM
This remains a phenominal example of how, in the right hands, HDR can be a wonderful tool. Saw this on the "recently commented" page - brought back memories!!
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07/31/2011 10:41:32 AM
The patterns almost look like druid or aztec markings. fantastic.
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07/27/2007 10:31:09 AM
Absolutely beautiful.
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07/27/2007 09:49:26 AM
I love the clarity and the colors. The waves crashing on shore is an added touch. Love the clouds and the pink in them. Very good job.
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07/27/2007 02:57:53 AM
these are the images that constantly make my jaw drop! this is perfect. the subtle colors, the clarity fo the scene & the seeming never-ending vista...

beautiful

~Anni
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12/27/2006 06:03:54 PM
I agree with Imagineer. Tastefully done.
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11/14/2006 12:02:10 PM
So nice; so eye pleasing; beautiful pink and blues; what makes this is the fantastic is the mist and haze qualities contrasted with the fact that you can see so deeply into the picture with clarity and depth to the horizon. makes it surreal.
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11/10/2006 04:12:59 AM
One of the few HDRs I actually think has had correct and balanced application. Lovely scene.

Message edited by author 2006-11-10 04:13:20.
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11/09/2006 05:57:40 PM
Wow, this is pretty sweet! I really need to give this HDR thing a try...
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10/13/2006 01:01:18 AM
Fantastic creation Robert. As always, you are blazing the path of the future in landscape photography. Congratulations.
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10/12/2006 05:23:07 PM
Holy shneike! This is awesome, and even *more* striking after seeing the non-HDR version!

Did you use Photoshop's HDR capabilities?
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10/10/2006 04:54:05 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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10/09/2006 07:18:13 PM
This is great! I need to learn more about HDR.
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10/09/2006 06:04:29 PM
A perfect Post Card. Fantastic!!!!!
great job Bear!
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10/09/2006 08:50:47 AM
this is by far my favourite photo in this challenge, I'm ashamed that my poor oversaturated photo was somehow voted higher than this masterpiece. It says a lot about the tastes of the dpc voters that this didn't break the 9 barrier.
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10/08/2006 07:09:57 PM
Congratulations on No. 4. Did not comment earlier, but voted high. Well deserved...
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10/08/2006 05:38:03 PM
Robert, what a great photograph! I'm glad that you are into HDR because you are so willing to share with all of us, I can't wait until you start a learning thread on HDR! You are truly a resident expert and I thank you for all your help in your writings.
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10/08/2006 05:08:20 PM
Robert: your images are always so compelling with a beauty that only you can find. Congratulations on your 4th placing, worthy of a ribbon.
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10/08/2006 02:55:50 PM
Eh, it doesn't suck. I still want my print that isn't all green and icky. :-)
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10/08/2006 02:40:44 PM
A great result for a great picture Robert, HDR is certainly the future for landscapes like this, congrats again and hard luck not to ribbon.
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10/08/2006 02:34:22 PM
Congrats. A very good illustration of that HDR/tone map processing you've been hyping. And oh yeah great scenery! I love how there are three distinct sections to this shot.
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10/08/2006 01:07:24 PM
any chance of you doing a 'tutorial' on this since it's very little PP? thanks...awesome image
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10/08/2006 10:07:10 AM
Awesome picture Robert! Congratulations on your 4th place
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10/08/2006 09:38:22 AM
So this is THE pic you were talking about in the HDR thread. Indeed it is a Great one. Good job and congratulations on your 4th place finish!
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10/08/2006 08:46:55 AM
I agree with SandyP, I wish there was a green ribbon for this excellent composition. congrats Robert.
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10/08/2006 08:00:01 AM
Beautiful shot!! Congratulations on 4th place
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10/08/2006 07:38:52 AM
Congrats on the high placing for this super image and another 7+ image. You superbly extracted the great beauty out of this view. Top notch technicals, as always. Cannon Beach, Oregon has provided a lot of inspiration for high placing images recently. Two in the top four in this challenge.
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10/08/2006 05:16:06 AM
Gorgeous shot, the colours are amazing. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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10/08/2006 04:20:02 AM
The beach is completely transformed from the unaltered original shot. Amazing work.
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10/08/2006 03:01:21 AM
Congrats on your top 5 finish Robert!
No ones, no twos, no threes - gotta' feel good on that part.

Your titles are a touch of a give-away... ;)
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10/08/2006 03:01:09 AM
Stunning Robert...you just missed out on the ribbon...love what the editing did to this image...congrats on 4th
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10/08/2006 02:57:22 AM
Beautiful image. Just wondering what software did you use for the HDR processing?
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10/08/2006 02:36:37 AM
Way to go Robt. ...Congrats!
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10/08/2006 01:41:45 AM
You're getting really good at that tone mapping. The difference between this and the original is phenomenal. Congratulations on 4th place, Bear.
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10/08/2006 01:41:45 AM
Absolutely. ..well. ..absolutely Bear_Music! That is an adjective all its own now! This photo is stunning! It's photos like this that make me wish they gave out 4 ribbons!

Congratulations!
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10/08/2006 01:18:54 AM
Beautiful Sir congrats! HDR tone mapping on single exposure very cool!
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10/08/2006 01:15:37 AM
Stunning, Bear. Congrats on top 5. WOW - in this challenge, that's quite a feather in your cap.
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10/08/2006 01:13:38 AM
Very nice Robert! This is by far the best of the HDR tone mapping images you've posted. This one is really cool.
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10/08/2006 01:09:28 AM
Exceptionally beautiful!
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10/08/2006 01:05:12 AM
Very nice shot Robert- The HDR just adds to the wide shot. Perfect POV taking the picture Vertically. Very nice work with the camera and with the processing. Great Job and congrats on your 7+ score and top 5 finish.

Message edited by author 2006-10-08 01:05:36.
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10/08/2006 12:30:32 AM
Now if we can get Achoo DQ'd ...lol..

Great shot Bear, wonderful work once again.
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10/08/2006 12:23:02 AM
Great shot Robert. Very nicely processed! Congrats on the green.
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10/08/2006 12:21:38 AM
Beautiful shot, Robert! Congrats on 4th. :)
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10/08/2006 12:08:59 AM
congrats on 4th! so close! ;)
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10/08/2006 12:06:42 AM
Really beautiful, congratulations! So close, but a great score and there's really not much difference between a ribbon on the left and a 4th place designation!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 09:00:28 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colors & light. Back to bump to 8.
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10/06/2006 03:59:49 PM
Stunning image very well done one of my top picks
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10/06/2006 02:55:32 PM
Oh yeah...! Love it...thanks for sharing your awesome work.
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10/06/2006 02:39:31 PM
gorgeous
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10/06/2006 11:09:48 AM
great contrast!!
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10/05/2006 07:44:31 PM
this image is simply amazing!!!
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10/05/2006 10:10:20 AM
Beautiful picture! I really like the colors! Nice work!!
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10/05/2006 08:53:55 AM
Simply beautiful, love the soft tones.
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10/04/2006 11:58:24 AM
I love the soft almost pastel colors of this photo. Very relaxing. The sea and sky blend together so well.
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10/04/2006 11:56:26 AM
Good clean work. processing and sense of composition are spot on, and it's really nice to see a landscape not overblown and wiped out in processing in an attempt at 'drama'. This is good stuff.
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10/03/2006 09:59:45 PM
I like the muted tones. I'd like to now how you processed it. Well done.
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10/03/2006 07:13:25 AM
Good PP here, I love the composition and the photo overall. Great tones to it
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10/02/2006 09:32:48 PM
Absolutely fabulous! 10
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10/02/2006 05:00:53 PM
Some lovely pastel tones captured in this image.
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10/02/2006 09:11:38 AM
One of my favorite kinds of shots. This is the kind of thing you can easily envision hanging on the wall.
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10/02/2006 09:02:58 AM
wonderful composition...great light and lots of interest in the foreground
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10/02/2006 08:53:52 AM
The soft lighting is great. Good composition and lots of wonderful detail in this beauty.
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10/02/2006 03:18:56 AM
nice shot.
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10/02/2006 02:22:53 AM
amazing clarity , exposure and setting ! you can pick out every layer of wave
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10/01/2006 11:32:53 PM
Great job on the colours of this!
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10/01/2006 10:43:32 PM
There are so many beautiful landscapes in the challenge. You did an exceptional job on this one.
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10/01/2006 09:39:41 PM
Post card perfect.
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10/01/2006 07:21:15 PM
absolutely beautiful, I have no complaints. 10
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10/01/2006 02:37:43 PM
I see a ribbon in your future! What a fantastic shot. the texture is outstanding.
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10/01/2006 01:30:23 PM
Amazing scene! Love the blue tones.
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10/01/2006 01:29:13 PM
Tide -was- way up. We used to go there all the time. Love that view. You've really captured it well. Nice entry.
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10/01/2006 11:47:27 AM
Lovely pastel like colors. Vewry soothing image Excellent exposure
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10/01/2006 10:44:10 AM
It is a beautiful view! Photographed to perfection! Fantastic work!
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10/01/2006 09:29:49 AM
Lovely, like the choice of portrait over landscape...
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10/01/2006 05:10:25 AM
great sharpness and tones here. -9-
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10/01/2006 03:27:50 AM
What a stunner, and definately one of my favorites, thats for sure.....
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10/01/2006 12:24:28 AM
beautiful colours
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