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Foggy Dawn on the Rappahanock River
Foggy Dawn on the Rappahanock River
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Minolta
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2007

RawShooter essentials 2006
- generate 3 TIFF files at +1, 0, and -1 exposure comp

Photomatix Pro
- generate HDR & Tonemap

Paintshop Pro X
- duplicate bg twice
- brightness & contrast : histogram adj (5,1,225) to both dup layers
- brightness & contrast : HMS (-15,50,0) to both dup layers
- brightness & contrast : clarify +20 to one layer, set to 61% opacity
- brightness & contrast : clarify +5 to one layer, set to burn mode, opacity at 4%
- merge all layers
- rotate left 1.25
- crop
- duplicate to create new layer
- clone out 2 sensor spots
- hue & saturation : hsl (sat +11 all)
- Neat Image
- brightness & contrast : b/c (0,5)
- resize
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- curves
- borders
- save as JPG

Took this photo the same day as this one (from the Lighting III challenge) - Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_411507.jpg

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.9665
Avg (commenters): 7.8537
Avg (participants): 6.8642
Avg (non-participants): 7.2581
Views since voting: 3046
Views during voting: 508
Votes: 358
Comments: 60
Favorites: 19 (view)


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06/15/2011 05:24:16 AM
Seriously amazing.
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12/19/2009 05:16:01 PM
Wow!! I don't think I'd ever looked at your portfolio before. This is truly spectacular!!
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03/03/2009 01:06:38 PM
I know I probably commented on this some time ago, but it still is a very beautiful shot - stands the test of time well. And an awesome finish - top 25 out of 700+!!
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11/30/2007 08:45:39 AM
Beautiful!
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09/06/2007 10:09:14 AM
It looks like a painting from one of the masters! Just gorgeous!
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07/24/2007 05:09:04 PM
Wow - this is breathtaking! The mist, the birds, the colors...landscape doesn't get much better.
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06/21/2007 11:34:30 AM
Very, very beautiful.
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06/21/2007 10:40:01 AM
This is an UNBELIEVABLE capture! Just simply priceless, the fog is so wonderful in bringing out the birds but still keeping a sense of mystery and peace to the whole thing....this is just brilliant
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02/10/2007 08:48:29 AM
This one's a keeper. :) Would make a beautiful print. Congratulations!
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02/08/2007 07:49:55 PM
HUGE Congrats on your top 25 finish on this challenge. Great image!
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01/29/2007 11:27:46 PM
Beautiful and mystical, i really like this
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01/28/2007 01:45:52 PM
Congratulations! Incredible shot!
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01/26/2007 10:24:05 AM
Congratulations! You processed this one perfectly - reading your processing steps is inspiring. The border is exactly what was needed. The birds are frozen nicely at 1/100 since they were going away from you instead of across the frame. Man, Barry, everything works perfectly in this shot. Outstanding! and again, congrats!
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01/26/2007 07:32:17 AM
Oh, I so loved this one! Congratulations on such an amazing finish!

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01/26/2007 02:10:47 AM
WOW. Congrats on an incredible shot and incredible finish!

Do you live around there? I'm up in Arlington.
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01/26/2007 12:12:20 AM
WTG Barry! This is stunning. And what a great finish in a VERY saturated field of strong entries. Well done & congratulations.
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01/26/2007 12:11:50 AM
Top 25???Way to go. One of my favs. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 07:29:39 PM
I have taken a picture of this bridge. I like the fog and the birds
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01/25/2007 11:07:32 AM
Wow - great capture! Beautiful!
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01/25/2007 04:58:02 AM
Nice photo. I like the subtle lines, and subdued colour.
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01/24/2007 11:40:30 PM
simply gorgeous. i really hope you have this printed large, hanging on a wall.
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01/24/2007 01:17:52 PM
The colors are very nice. I lke the combination of the fog, bridge and birds. Very good image.
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01/24/2007 12:58:31 PM
Beautiful tones seen in this peaceful landscape. Well done!
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01/23/2007 10:01:10 PM
gorgeous ..... =9
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01/23/2007 04:41:58 AM
nice
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01/22/2007 01:41:36 PM
Beautiful
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01/20/2007 08:03:40 PM
Wonderful shot! Only thing I might have done is cropped a little off of the left. It seems SLIGHTLY out of balance to me.
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01/19/2007 09:15:18 AM
beautiful image. Love this shot.
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01/18/2007 11:24:31 AM
I remember quite well this view , I suppose it's you Barry.

This time the atmosphere is totally different , in "Warming Rays: Progressive Illumination" it was magic , this one is dreamy like the mental sketch of the memory while evoking that place.
The quite warm tones of the dawn and the flying birds add poetry ; like an Impressionist work with soft touches of light you depicted a delicate landscape.
Sorry if it's not very constructive but for me this photography is perfect.
I would love to be able to hang side by side "Foggy Dawn on the Rappahanock River" and "Warming Rays: Progressive Illumination" on a wall in my house.
my vote : 10
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01/17/2007 11:59:13 PM
Classic looking capture - Very well done.
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01/17/2007 12:31:10 PM
beautiful.
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01/17/2007 08:13:34 AM
Absolutely beautiful 10 would make a great print
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01/16/2007 07:58:09 PM
Very cool image. I love the soft glowing colors thru the fog. Fantastic. Back to bump you up to 9.
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01/16/2007 03:47:19 PM
This is very nice. The birds and bridge echoing each other. Fog ties it altogeher.
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01/16/2007 12:45:03 PM
reaaly peaceful shot. Love the fog.
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01/16/2007 11:02:29 AM
Very nicely composed! Got lucky with having the birds come by!! I gave a 9
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01/16/2007 07:21:05 AM
oh, it's my fave so far in the whole challenge. how much I love fog! 10 and good luck
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01/16/2007 12:24:22 AM
Nice restful image here...
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01/15/2007 10:33:17 PM
Very mysterious and beautiful photograph. Nicely done, 9!
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01/15/2007 04:45:39 PM
Oooh! I love this. Too bad, I can't see much of the right hand side, maybe zooming in a bit more would have helped this photo. Nice capture nonetheless.
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01/15/2007 03:53:29 PM
Gorgeous capture very well handled. The mist is ethereal, the birds a wonderful touch.
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01/15/2007 11:55:41 AM
Very nice fog shot, great scene.
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01/15/2007 09:17:43 AM
excellent photo, the frame is to thick in my opinion, the birds are awesome !
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01/14/2007 05:07:55 PM
And a beautiful fog it is! I am not sure about the trees on the left hand side but the rest of the image is really nice :o)
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01/13/2007 07:36:22 PM
Excellent capture and vantage point. Early morning shots can be a tough capture and you were fortunate here. Good job and Good Luck.
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01/13/2007 12:32:15 PM
very nice
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01/13/2007 12:29:06 PM
Oh how I LOVE these fog pictures! The flock of birds just add that extra punch of drama! Beautiful photo!
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01/13/2007 11:58:07 AM
Really beautiful
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01/13/2007 11:44:14 AM
Beautiful, serene, almost spiritual scene. Composition works so well - inclusion of the birds is just perfect.
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01/13/2007 08:21:25 AM
Amazing light and good composition.
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01/13/2007 06:28:32 AM
10
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01/13/2007 05:54:59 AM
Very pretty, and the birds make a great part of the composition.
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01/13/2007 02:40:27 AM
Oh this is stunning, and not sure that's a strong enough word!
Thank You for sharing this and hope to see this place at least in the top 10.
Added to my favorites without hesitation.
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01/12/2007 10:50:45 PM
Love those birds.
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01/12/2007 05:12:15 PM
lovely, really nice tones and I love the fog...the birds are perfectly placed...a great composition 8
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01/12/2007 01:51:20 PM
There is something about me and fog. 9
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01/12/2007 08:25:31 AM
Oh my this is absolutely perfect. THe balance of the birds, the bridge and the trees. Great softness and I like the frame.
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01/12/2007 05:10:36 AM
lovely.
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01/12/2007 02:30:46 AM
Nice, lovely, soft and very beautiful. 9
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01/12/2007 02:30:03 AM
love the composition
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