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This Year: Patch, Paint & Float the Boat...
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Procrastination (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Chatham, MA
Date: Jan 2, 2007
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

Outtake of the "Fences" challenge; that is to say, a byproduct of my search for fences. Shot 15 mins after sunrise on a cold, blustery day.

Single RAW image tone mapped lightly in Photomatix Pro and exported to CS3

Converted to B/W with the new CS3 "Channel Mixer +" dialogue box, a nifty utility I could learn to love. Sky gradient intensified with a deeper gradient on a multiply layer. Resized, sharpened, border, save for web.

That's all there was to it; Practically a straight-from-camera B/W in the sense that the tone mapping was very light, just a substitute for curves really: it comes naturally to me now. And the adjustment is very slight. Aside from making it into B/W, the only really noticeable thing I did was the sky gradient. And the sky already HAD a gradient, it's just that darkening it in conversion had a negative effect on some other tones.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.5860
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2466
Avg (non-participants): 6.7606
Views since voting: 2186
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 215
Comments: 38
Favorites: 0


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01/16/2007 07:29:51 AM
Nice shot here Rob! Well done on the 4th placing. Nicely processed!
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01/15/2007 01:08:21 PM
I love this - congrats on the 5th place finish!
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01/15/2007 06:00:21 AM
Congrats on another fine entry!
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01/15/2007 03:06:07 AM
Congrats on your 5th, very well done!
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01/15/2007 12:33:11 AM
Congrats, Robert. Nice and simple.
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01/15/2007 12:10:59 AM
This is the one I did pick for a ribbon! Congratulations on honorable mention. It's an awesome photo! As always :)

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01/15/2007 12:08:56 AM
This was one of my favs in this challenge - congrats on the 5th place finish!
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01/15/2007 12:06:52 AM
Heh. I wondered whether that was your skiff, esp. after the Christmas poem. :) Congrats on top 5!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/14/2007 10:38:20 PM
Nicely composed.
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01/14/2007 08:37:53 PM
i like the coloring.
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01/14/2007 07:41:42 PM
reat shot
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01/14/2007 04:30:14 PM
This is my favorite shot this challenge. 9.
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01/14/2007 09:52:05 AM
Lovely image! The tones work well.
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01/13/2007 11:06:35 PM
Love your conversion here. The textures are wonderful! 10
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01/12/2007 03:07:30 PM
Is this Mr Bear? When did you get a boat?
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01/12/2007 07:18:54 AM
Not sure about the composition (placement of the boat) but the look and feel of the photo is wonderful.I think that some burning would have rewarded you with higher scores. Overall very nice. 8
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01/11/2007 10:41:16 PM
Wow! My favorite of the comp. Nicely done.
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01/11/2007 10:07:21 PM
slight increase in contrast maybe, overall very nice
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01/11/2007 04:16:08 PM
excellent tones and clarity. One of favorites in the comp. Fits theme to a "T".
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01/10/2007 11:36:20 PM
This one needs a lot of patching, very nice shot, I like the composition and works great in B&W
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01/10/2007 03:32:12 PM
A very nice landscape. I wish the sky had a bit of texture.
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01/10/2007 02:45:10 PM
Nice shot!
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01/09/2007 10:34:50 AM
Really nice image! Nice tones!
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01/09/2007 07:59:43 AM
nice shot, and i like the toning
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01/08/2007 11:45:56 PM
I like this shot a lot. I really have no criticism whatsoever. Nice!
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01/08/2007 10:54:19 PM
Nice skyline
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01/08/2007 06:16:18 PM
Nice nostalgic feel to this. Not sure if I'm crazy about the centering of the subject. I love it when there is more neg. space to one side.
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01/08/2007 03:56:18 PM
Beautiful shot.
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01/08/2007 03:53:42 PM
This is a beautiful, serene shot...one that feels like it should have a story and has genuine emotional content. I think a little light dodging on the white of the boat to bring out some contrast might be nice...and I would personally blur the background or apply a gradient filter to highly the foreground, but this is still very well executed as is.
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01/08/2007 03:37:19 PM
Beautiful tones.
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01/08/2007 12:54:21 PM
I like the gradient effect.
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01/08/2007 11:41:27 AM
What a beautiful photo!!!! Definitely one of my favorites in this challenge!
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01/08/2007 01:47:19 AM
Nice duotone
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01/08/2007 01:33:48 AM
I love this photo!
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01/08/2007 01:30:38 AM
title dependant
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01/08/2007 01:26:28 AM
nice image - 7
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01/08/2007 12:48:33 AM
I love that this boat is no where near the water! Love the perspective and detail. Nice ''catch"!
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01/08/2007 12:41:32 AM
awesome image! love the duotone/sepia...very nice
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