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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Australia
Date: Feb 24, 2009
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Water, Wedding
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2009

Here is a link to the story behind this image.

In answer to a question from 21.gif malenurse1979, here is the original and my editing steps. There was no magic about anything I did...any of you can do it.

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I took this image with sun behind and to the left of me. Handheld...no added lighting. It was very windy at the time as you can see.

We had to climb down a 50 meter hill on a 70degree angle. The footing was precarious and with these rocks at the base...it was slow going. The water is our lake at the moment...with the recent rains it was quite muddy looking...but the turtles, redclaw and Barramundi don't mind it.

Processing involved the following...mainly on selected areas.

Shadow/Highlight
Curves
Levels
Brightness/Contrast
Hue/Saturation
Selective Color
Color Fill with blend modes
Gradient Map
Small amount of Gaussian Blur

And that's about it.

I hope that helps.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 436
Avg (all users): 7.0549
Avg (commenters): 8.8095
Avg (participants): 6.8182
Avg (non-participants): 7.5370
Views since voting: 13296
Views during voting: 437
Votes: 164
Comments: 87
Favorites: 68 (view)


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08/21/2010 12:06:57 PM
You say anyone can do it, but really it takes an artist's vision and eye to see the possibilities then realize them. This is an excellent example of that!
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07/13/2010 11:14:13 AM
Amazing processing. Love the dreamy effect and tones.
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03/14/2009 01:15:31 PM
Amazing image with great story and exquisite processing, added to my favorites. Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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03/13/2009 12:28:47 AM
absolutely gorgeous! i aspire to have editing skills like this someday. the editing is phenomenol! congrats.
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03/11/2009 03:01:48 PM
HI Judi, noticed you have another winner!!

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Larry Hammond
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03/11/2009 10:10:45 AM
Well done Red...this one is fantastic. Dark & Moody, the color is wonderful.
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03/11/2009 04:17:31 AM
Another beautiful shot Judi!! And I'm very happy (although not surprised!) that it made it on the front page. Way to go!
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03/11/2009 01:46:44 AM
Great shot.
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03/10/2009 06:28:18 PM
I'd really like to see a tutorial of the steps you took for post processing. It would be a terrific opportunity to learn how to take a shot from good to great.

By the way: brilliant work as always Judi :)
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03/10/2009 09:34:37 AM
Bravo!! wonderful shot.
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03/10/2009 02:33:58 AM
Congrats my friend. Wonderful shot....you rock!!! Cheers from a cold snowy place. I wish you peace Judi :-)
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03/09/2009 11:45:24 PM
This is so exotic and beautiful. It inspires me to see photography like this.
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03/09/2009 06:37:46 PM
Congratulations Judi!!!! Wow Fairburn is looking pretty full! haha
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03/09/2009 12:30:48 PM
I can't really add anymore then the others, this is stunning. Such great editing as well, really adds to the image and yet isn't obviously edited. Great work
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03/09/2009 12:22:32 PM
Amazing image, Judi, simply amazing! Congatulations on your 2nd place ribbon!
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03/09/2009 11:37:02 AM
Judi, you are my all time favorite photographer! I love this photo, and most of all your other work. Thanks for sharing such amazing photos with us.
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03/09/2009 08:10:40 AM
Judi you are awesome!
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03/09/2009 06:14:38 AM
Beautiful
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03/09/2009 05:28:21 AM
WOW! This is beautiful, though most of your shots are. This one really stands out!
Why the Untitled? Something Like this needs a Tittle, Like for Marcus, something like that LOL.. really Inspiring!

Message edited by author 2009-03-09 05:30:08.
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03/08/2009 09:51:30 PM
This is really beautiful Judi! :-) Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon! Exceptionally emotive work! I can learn a lot from your editing - thank you for including the orig.

Message edited by author 2009-03-08 21:52:39.
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03/08/2009 09:29:25 PM
The colors are beautiful :) was it HDR? or just some post work? or did you just shoot it like that?
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03/08/2009 09:22:53 PM
Originally posted by malenurse1979:

Only 10 I've ever given. This should have taken 1st hands down.

Mind sharing your secret? lol PM if you will :)


LMAO!!! What secret is that?
03/08/2009 09:20:52 PM
Only 10 I've ever given. This should have taken 1st hands down.

Mind sharing your secret? lol PM if you will :)
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03/08/2009 08:55:28 PM
Judi, this is unreal!!! Beautiful, makes me wish I had voted.
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03/08/2009 07:48:28 PM
You did the right thing when entering this shot; no title necessary! Stunning and now one of my fav's.
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03/08/2009 07:36:41 PM
Amazing.. thats really all i can say.. you have an amazing picture here.. i love it
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03/08/2009 05:24:53 PM
Amazing shot!, congrats on yet another ribbon.
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03/08/2009 04:13:42 PM
Great moody shot. Congrats!
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03/08/2009 02:04:11 PM
Ok, that's IT! I have officially listed you as one of my fave photogs. You're just too frickin' brilliant to ignore any further.
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03/08/2009 01:14:39 PM
good job judi, this is a gorgeous photo
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03/08/2009 11:00:09 AM
Beautiful Judi, congratulations. :)
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03/08/2009 09:38:19 AM
I'd recognize those lower arms anywhere ;-) Breathtaking image, Judi! It's gorgeous. Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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03/08/2009 09:14:25 AM
excellent work
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03/08/2009 08:48:02 AM
Wonderful feeling -- love the whites of the dress against the muddiness of the rest. Congratulations! Well deserved.
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03/08/2009 07:44:41 AM
WTG girl! Congrats on the ribbon.....I'm sure Brit will love it! I do!
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03/08/2009 06:40:24 AM
breathtaking.congratulations
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03/08/2009 06:16:28 AM
Wooo what a BEAUTIFUL capture...! Congrats on the ribbon and for having such a brilliant picture in your stream!!
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03/08/2009 06:14:33 AM
Congratulations on yet another brilliant capture and a well deserved ribbon.
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03/08/2009 04:57:36 AM
Congratulations on an excellent second place with a very fine entry.
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03/08/2009 04:37:57 AM
Congrats Judi! I like this one much better than your puzzled entry and I think so did everyone else. awesome!
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03/08/2009 03:12:28 AM
OMG Judi, this is awesome. Congratz on the ribbon.
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03/08/2009 03:01:47 AM
wow, this is awesome!
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03/08/2009 01:57:46 AM
Xongrats on the ribbon, this is a cracker
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03/08/2009 01:42:17 AM
Well,this is beautiful. That is all I can say, other than congratulations.

Mac,
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03/08/2009 01:36:51 AM
Judi this is a wonderful shot! Your editing skills just blow me away. We need a DPC Convention in Australia so you can give us all a class.
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03/08/2009 01:32:56 AM
Holy crap!!! This is gooooood. Congrats and I'd say one of your best for sure.
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03/08/2009 01:19:43 AM
Congrats!!!!
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03/08/2009 01:12:16 AM
congratulations Judi! This is stunning!
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03/08/2009 01:01:01 AM
Great pic and congrats on another 7+!
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03/08/2009 12:49:35 AM
WOW - this is amazing.
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03/08/2009 12:45:24 AM
wow judi, this is superb .. just love the beautiful colouring and of course the pose, the scene and the incredible photography/processing .. congrats on the ribbon .. spose floods come in handy sometimes .. !! .. hope you guys are ok .. :)
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03/08/2009 12:34:47 AM
Wow. incredible as usual Judi! Congrats on another well deserved ribbon. :)
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03/08/2009 12:23:03 AM
I voted this high, glad to see it ribbon, loved the browns in this!
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03/08/2009 12:20:31 AM
absolutely amazing Judi congrats
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03/08/2009 12:18:06 AM
ahh--a long stem rose.... :-)
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03/08/2009 12:16:32 AM
OH YOU ROCK BABY!!! Awesome Judi...you are amazing...the colour in this leaves me breathless
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03/08/2009 12:16:11 AM
Brilliant image, great result! Congrats!
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03/08/2009 12:15:18 AM
WTG Judi!!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon. Beautiful shot!
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03/08/2009 12:11:03 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!!
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03/08/2009 12:07:09 AM
Spectacular setting, and saucy wench! Congrats!
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03/08/2009 12:02:29 AM
Beautiful, dramatic image!! Congrats on your ribbon!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2009 08:10:56 PM
Very Dramatic.ove the coloring... 9
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03/07/2009 06:37:54 PM
Well, I don't know why I think this is 21_F.gif Judi but I do. Whomever, it's perfect and nothing but a 10.
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03/07/2009 03:41:28 PM
Wow. There is so much right with this image, too long to list. Might be easier to point out a couple of flaws. Except there aren't any! Leading lines, both bold and subtle, guide the eye effortlessly. She is luminous, both in her own lighting, and perfectly backlit where necessary. The tones are perfect, and you have managed to make brown water beautiful. I think the formal photographic terminology here is "Now, that's just showing off!"

question: what is the vertical thing she appears to be holding? I want to say it is a riding crop, but that would be a tad kinky, right? Not that there is anything wrong with that :-)

9
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03/07/2009 02:25:54 PM
this is really a beautiful capture. Well done with your edition too...9
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03/06/2009 11:00:48 AM
This picture looks as if the girl is very strong and powerful because the waves are crashing, the sky just looks crazy, and the leaves are blowing on the tree.
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03/05/2009 08:41:15 PM
I love the warm brown tones. Very dramatic clouds and cool lighting.
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03/05/2009 05:19:52 PM
wow
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03/04/2009 11:06:44 PM
wow. 10
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03/04/2009 02:56:30 PM
love the processing...great colors.
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03/04/2009 11:23:24 AM
great shot, love the DOF, great sky
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03/04/2009 07:00:34 AM
I like your post processing, has a dream like (fantasy like) quality to it. The thumbnail stands out for the viewer click on it...
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03/03/2009 07:14:52 PM
Love this one!!
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03/03/2009 07:00:02 PM
Stunning image! Great composition, pose, post-processing! 10

Keep looking at this image, brilliant work, goes to my favorites.
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03/02/2009 11:07:10 PM
which goddess is this? the goddess of dpc ribbons?
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03/02/2009 08:01:57 PM
Everything works here for me in this shot.
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03/02/2009 11:45:46 AM
beautiful, like the colour
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03/01/2009 09:27:44 PM
Nice Shot very chromematic
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03/01/2009 07:07:59 PM
Sensational. Really great composite. Terrific tonal quality, highlights, depth. Top finish for sure. Not voting though...
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03/01/2009 05:24:48 PM
Outstanding
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03/01/2009 01:46:03 PM
Perfect composition, lighting and exposure. One of my favorites in this challenge. I'm giving it a 10. (Overlooking the need for a slight CW rotation to level the horizon. The high caliber of the image overrides scrutiny of the seascape aspect.)
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03/01/2009 11:25:36 AM
Very creative and artistic composition. Well executed. 8
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03/01/2009 11:18:36 AM
This is awesome. I will see this on the front page.
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03/01/2009 09:51:43 AM
You can almost create a storyline to go with this picture. Incredible!
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03/01/2009 08:01:31 AM
love the eye-popping colors! love the subject too
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03/01/2009 06:26:28 AM
wow, gorgeous!

(Horizon is slightly tilted though)
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03/01/2009 12:15:27 AM
Judi is that you?
long time no seen
great picture

Message edited by author 2009-03-08 14:49:01.
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