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Challenge: Tarot Card (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA USA
Date: Mar 3, 2011
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2011

ACR to CS3, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Selective color to mute sun disk, resize, sharpen, save for web.

[Mar. 15th, 2011 03:10:37 AM]

I had worried this might be seen as DNMC, but it's doing quite nicely, holding steady in the 6.75 range, which might be ribbon territory the way scores are going lately.

Obviously, I've shot this same, exact scene several times over the years, including my 3rd highest-scoring image thus far. But I'm especially pleased with this version, which seems altogether much better-controlled to me, especially considering this is basic editing with no spot editing. The 5D is wonderful in its tonal range under extreme lighting conditions.

[Mar. 15th, 2011 03:11:56 AM]

Note to add: all settings in HDR Efex Pro were global, none of the selective/local controls were used.

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Sigh, lost a 9 and two 8's in the scrub and dropped from 6.7610 to this :-(

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.7376
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7616
Views since voting: 1838
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 202
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/20/2011 02:02:17 AM
Fantastic tones in this shot, very very nice!! Great Job!!
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03/19/2011 08:54:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous image...I can feel the peacefulness washing over me as I look at it...really love this.
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03/18/2011 08:20:48 AM
Well I would say it's been a good week! Wonderful photo, again.
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03/16/2011 09:39:33 PM
The image just relaxes me. The grass in the foreground works very well. Wonderful image!....Congrats!!!
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03/16/2011 05:37:02 PM
Fantastic! shame about not ribboning!
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03/16/2011 11:44:42 AM
Well, this one had "Puppy Bear" written all over it! The sun at it's joyful best! Did you steal Jason's 1,000,000th green ribbon?!!!
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03/16/2011 08:41:01 AM
I can feel that breeze coming at me. Beautiful.
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03/16/2011 07:48:53 AM
Beautiful shot!
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03/16/2011 07:24:26 AM
Sucks about dropping from 6.76 down. But perhaps the same happened to #3. Who knows?
Very nice entry. Congrats on the top 5!
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03/16/2011 02:37:57 AM
Now wonder...

Congrats on your HM, Bear. Stunning image.
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03/16/2011 12:56:46 AM
Look at us. A couple o' bridesmaids.
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03/16/2011 12:27:09 AM
Oh, I so thought you had be beat with this one. Glad you didn't though, I'll keep my blue. Congrats on H.M. besides it sounds like you played a big role in the top 2 winning anyway.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 09:16:09 PM
As a landscape, an 8. 7 for the tarot card.
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03/15/2011 08:36:53 PM
Looks like a traditional 21.gif Bear_Music entry! Suits the topic, though and you know people looooovvve landscapes!
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03/15/2011 03:22:25 PM
Lovely.
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03/14/2011 10:07:30 PM
Nice shot! You can almost feel the cool breeze and the warmth of the sun.
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03/14/2011 09:24:50 PM
Not hard to figure out who's this is. Great image, I would love to know your secret on the sun (getting it and everything else exposed right). This was my top pick!
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03/14/2011 04:56:38 PM
this is so beautiful!
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03/14/2011 12:01:20 PM
A beautiful scene indeed.
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03/13/2011 03:05:30 PM
Beautiful!
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03/13/2011 11:34:13 AM
Like this shot very much.
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03/11/2011 12:23:23 PM
AWESOME...Shez
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03/10/2011 11:23:13 PM
Stunning sunset. Don't know why this makes me think of 21.gif Bear_Music...
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03/10/2011 09:47:29 PM
one of the best! no the best
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03/10/2011 07:17:14 PM
superb! colour, detail, everything!
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03/10/2011 12:45:07 PM
nice evening glow...good colors
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03/09/2011 09:20:59 PM
Very well done. the way the weat lights up, not an easy shoot!
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03/09/2011 12:23:56 PM
Beautiful. The sun really is the star (pun intended) here -- and its (her) warm glow really warms up everything.
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03/09/2011 11:55:56 AM
Great colors and feelings of movement.
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03/09/2011 10:13:12 AM
Looks like a Robert, nice
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03/09/2011 08:45:55 AM
This picture is beautiful. The lighting is perfect in this photo, no doubt about it. Also, I like the fact that you can see the glistening water wrippling and the plants around the water blowing. This photo makes you feel like you are actually standing right there watching the sun, feeling the wind, enjoying nature, and feeling free.
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