DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
A Moment In Time
A Moment In Time

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Nov 19, 2012
Aperture: 29.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2012

single capture

initial adjustments using Capture NX2
-unsharp mask
-spot adjustments to brightness/contrast
-slight blue tint applied to starburst

additional Glamour Glow applied using Color Efex Pro

final contrast adjustment, size and save for DPC using Capture NX2

[Nov. 21st, 2012 11:43:00 AM]

P.S. this is a faked eclipse... It iwas created using a metal mason jar lid to obscure most of the light coming through the bottom of a cylindrical glass vase illuminated by an LED penlight. Sorry for being so tricky ;-).

Place: 6 out of 135
Avg (all users): 6.5390
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3594
Avg (non-participants): 6.6883
Views since voting: 1034
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 141
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

11/29/2012 10:46:06 PM
Definitely had me fooled. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2012 08:40:08 AM
excellent, i like to see simple things executed well that can do the same job as any post processing or photoshop can do :O) and you did that :O) thanks! congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2012 03:31:11 AM
You actually made me look for eclipse times and locations... amazing! Perfectly recreated "diamond ring" - so it's a fake diamond but who cares :).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2012 01:28:38 AM
Sweet and simple
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/28/2012 12:10:26 AM
Glad to see you don't need Photoshop to trick the eye :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2012 10:32:15 PM
Very nice representation of something interstellar. Love the promising blue light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/26/2012 08:52:45 AM
Very nicely done. TT at least.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2012 08:04:24 PM
the only thing i wondered was when this eclipse took part.. or whether that would be an issue on this challenge?? just curious... otherwise good entry... :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2012 11:16:43 PM
Lovely, simple and right on target for the challenge. Works for me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2012 07:25:09 PM
Superb!!! 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2012 11:50:07 AM
Top 5
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2012 11:01:56 AM
I was guessing we would get an eclipse shot in this. Perfect opportunity and wonderfully taken image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/21/2012 06:50:44 AM
bonus points for difficulty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 02/27/2020 10:49:19 PM EST.