Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Apple iPhone 4
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Issaquah, Washington (USA)
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Galleries: Emotive, History
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2011
Taken at a classic car show in Issaquah, Washington, USA
a suburb of Seattle. I love old cars meticulously restored, but have neither the time nor the skill to do it myself. So I go to these shows for a vicarious thrill. I am delighted with how this turned out. It may be a case where my love of the subject blinds me to the flaws of the photo. You dear voters, get to decide.
Looking at the post processing below, it looks like I worked this one over pretty hard. In fact, it was virtually perfect out of the camera. All the edits were designed to give it an old fashioned look with a Sepia tone.
Convert from RAW (PSCS5 Camera Raw)
Desat Background (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Layer Masked)
Remove Distracting Sign (PSCS5 Clone Layer)
Blur Background (PSCS5 Lens Blur Masked)
Convert to B&W (OnOne PhotoTools 2)
Convert to Sepia (PSCS5 Color Balance)
Border (OnOne Photo Frame)
Fade Sepia (PSCS5 Hue/Sat Layer)
Warm (PSCS5 Warming Filter)
Resize (Genuine Fractals)
Save for Web (PSCS5)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
From my email to Langdon ...
"Sadly, you will have to DQ my Sepia II photo. When I returned, the card I thought contained the original was blank, and my recovery attempt shows this wasnt the card the original was on. I think what happened is that the card containing the original was the one in the camera. I reformatted it before leaving. Shooting over the reformat destroyed any hope of recovery.
"Im sorry. Ive shot more than 230 challenges without a DQ. And I shoot commercial work. I am usually meticulous about my workflow. In this case, I made two mistakes: failing to copy from the card to my hard drive; and pointing Bridge at the card when I began editing."
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