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Challenge: Further On Up the Road (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Griffith Park, CA
Date: Apr 8, 2012
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2012

Checked in on DPC today and saw the title of this challenge. This was the first thing that came to mind. It is a view I've photographed often, as I just love how it seems the city is just off the end of this abandoned road.

I started editing it in a far more natural way and just felt so unsatisfied. The more extreme I got, the better I liked it. I hope you do too.

Merged 3 raw exposures in HDR Pro
save for web
I did know the pp'ing was not going to be to everyone's taste, and although I could easily have edited the halos, for some reason, I liked them. Thanks for the comments and the votes, everyone!

Place: 60 out of 115
Avg (all users): 5.5133
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2340
Avg (non-participants): 5.6408
Views since voting: 460
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 150
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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04/18/2012 10:48:32 AM
You was robbed me dear.
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04/18/2012 02:00:23 AM
OH no way this ended in 60th.. I loved this!! And I also thought of OZ when I saw the challenge... LOL didn't go with it and probaly should have, I must be down in the toolies...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2012 05:25:49 PM
I think you may have pushed the PP a bit too far as there are a lot of halos. If it was intentional IMO it doesn't work.
The scene it's self is very nice and would have looked good without the PP.
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04/17/2012 04:02:10 PM
Interesting to be sure, and a good point of view. Editing is ok, but not exactly my cup o tea. The glow could be a bit larger or fainter and maybe not hurt anything. Or maybe it works over the city, but extending over the tree on the right throws it off.
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04/16/2012 10:29:08 PM
Looks brooding and deserted, perhaps post apocalyptic.
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04/16/2012 05:17:16 PM
on first glimpse I like it, but then I start to see the halo around the bush to the right and somehow this spoils it for me
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04/12/2012 07:19:17 AM
Great angle but I'm not crazy for the harsh pp
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04/11/2012 08:45:01 AM
This is great. Perfect title. ;) 8
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