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Challenge: Further On Up the Road (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Brookfield, CT
Date: Apr 6, 2012
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2012

Edits in ACR 7.0 (Beta) Crop, shadow recovery, white boost, clarity then to PS6 for resize, sharpen, save for web. All from JPG since PS6 doesn't have Nikon D4 profile for RAW/NEF files.

36" Octobox key light with vehicle lights for effect.

What every man wants to find at the end of the road.....

[Apr. 14th, 2012 12:40:00 PM]

I knew this wouldn't do well since it's not the standard water drop or high key bird photo but it seemed to me to fit the challenge better than those shots. I'm not in love with the photo at this scale but did have it printed 20" x 30" and it looks great! Hard to appreciate the exposure in a 800 pixel thumbnail. Lesson learned, don't worry about artsy creativity, be my own creative person and love what I do.... because few others will. I suppose there are a handful of folks that do like something different because not all the votes are fours....lol

Statistics
Place: 99 out of 115
Avg (all users): 4.9577
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6304
Avg (non-participants): 5.1146
Views since voting: 410
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 142
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2012 03:58:09 PM
Could be a good shot, but a bit dark in my opinion. A bit over sharpened too. The lighting is very harsh. A little fill in the right side of her face could have gone a long way. I think the same shot with a little more sunlight could have gone over well.

The hair (I think it is) on the side of her pants annoys me too... it cannot be unseen.
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04/16/2012 05:06:24 PM
nice motorcycle ...
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04/13/2012 02:54:38 PM
Almost perfect.. Could use a bit more exposure.
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04/11/2012 03:10:50 PM
hopefully you haven't been posed like that the whole time you were waiting. you'll have back problems and then i'll have to give you a *real* massage, and you'll be all sore and i'll be tired..... ;-)
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