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Fading Into Night
Fading Into Night

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Challenge: Triptych (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H1
Location: University of Connecticut at Storrs
Date: Nov 11, 2005
Aperture: various
ISO: 64, 100
Shutter: various
Galleries: Landscape, Diptych / Triptych
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2005

First off, I took a shot at Uconn of this tree which I was going to enter in landscape, but changed my mind. When this challenge came up, I immediately thought of this tree done at three different times of day, one taken in the morning, one taken at sunset, and the other taken at moonrise. I used night setting on the moonrise picture, and shutter priority on the other two. Editing:
Picture 1 - Adjusted brightness and contrast, dodged detail on rocks, layered foreground to adjust color balance. Cropped from right.
Picture 2 - Changed color balance from gray to magenta to yellow to orange. Used noise pen to reduce noise around branches. Also applied neat image to smooth out photo better. Used layers to adjust brightness and contrast. Treated with an unsharp mask. Cropped from left and right.
Picture 3 - Flipped image vertically so that branches would line up. Original picture was taken from opposite direction of other two in order to get the moon in the picture. Used bucket fill on sky to make it a darker blue. Used paintbrush on upper branches using blue from sky to hide the fact that they were not aligned with second image. Adjusted image to be less bright with a bit more contrast. On the moon, I used paintbrush with moon color to make the moon a little larger and to add a dark highlight on the right. Cropped image from left and worked with scale to try to match up the image as much as possible with the second one.
The image came out nearly as I envisioned it, and whether it places or not, I am very proud of this one.

Place: 120 out of 234
Avg (all users): 5.6194
Avg (commenters): 6.3000
Avg (participants): 5.4113
Avg (non-participants): 5.7986
Views since voting: 1262
Views during voting: 547
Votes: 268
Comments: 31
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04/27/2007 09:03:45 PM
i was just looking through & i really like the idea & from far away it looks really really good.

but if you get close up its not just soft focus [trust me, i know a lot about soft focus & how annoying it is when peple complain] its more just blurry =/

i really really liked this too.
but the soft focus doesn't bother me ALL the much.
it just would be better a little softer =]
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01/14/2006 07:05:48 PM
I agree with the comments below regarding the softness and focus issues of the shots. The idea is awesome, really great! For composition, I would have liked a bit more of the tree in the daytime shot as it appears really blank compared to the other two panels.
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11/29/2005 07:43:51 AM
Hi June, you had a great idea here and certainly went to a lot of pains on the execution. If the outer images had been sharper without looking slightly over-processed, it would have been a beautiful triptych. Your score is certainly decent and you're definitely on the right track. So keep up the good work and great ideas rolling in. :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/20/2005 06:48:46 PM
very dramatic
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11/19/2005 09:08:52 AM
Wow! Nicely done. Love the transition of the day herer. Excellent!
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11/19/2005 06:15:17 AM
Could have been excellent with better focus. The moon would have made it but that would have been almost impossible in a single pic
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11/19/2005 02:25:53 AM
Excellent Idea. I think this shot would've "ribboned" if the picture quality was better. Somewhat out of focus.
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11/18/2005 07:45:29 PM
Great shot, I had a similar idea, but not the time to execute it:)
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11/18/2005 12:57:15 PM
focuas appears to be off in two of the panells.
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11/18/2005 09:52:51 AM
An interesting idea and a nice attempt. The outer two photos are rather soft while the middle is more in focus. I think this lack of continuity hurts the overall compilation.
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11/17/2005 11:09:55 PM
i love this but the images on the right and left appear out of focus and overly modified. 6
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11/17/2005 09:55:46 AM
interesting subject
11/17/2005 01:44:40 AM
The focus issue distracts from a very fine composition.
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11/16/2005 11:42:40 PM
I would have liked it a little sharper, especially in the left panel, but this is by far my favorite photo of the challenge. well concieved and well done. good job.
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11/16/2005 09:56:14 PM
First photo lacks interest.
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11/15/2005 07:31:38 PM
Great idea, a bit let down by: 1) out of focus feel on the "day" shot; 2) poor triptych execution (there is a kind of line visible between the 1st ans 2nd pic); and 3) a bit too much JPEG compression.
But as I said, the idea is very nice, and I think it has a lot of potential. - 6
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11/15/2005 09:23:51 AM
11/15/2005 05:22:58 AM
Great idea. But the left and right pictures look much softer the the centre one.
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11/15/2005 02:55:22 AM
Very interesting effect! I really like the hree different times of day...very cool idea. The middle frame looks very distinct, but the first and last frames look a little soft to me.
11/15/2005 12:07:26 AM
well thought out. the moon is an exceptional addition. your camera seems to be the only thing that let this shot down.
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11/14/2005 07:39:17 PM
#1 is blurry, #2 is absolutely perfect, #3 is blocky - all of which I have had problems with too... your idea is great - 8 for originality! :-)
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11/14/2005 04:07:18 PM
So cool!
11/14/2005 02:33:52 PM
This is awesome!
11/14/2005 01:22:22 PM
I admire your perseverance. I wish the last pannel matched a little better.
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11/14/2005 12:56:40 PM
real great picture. too bad that the morning an dthe evening one are out of focus. still, a great idea.
11/14/2005 11:49:34 AM
Great idea, good shots.
11/14/2005 08:17:16 AM
Creative,and beautiful!
11/14/2005 08:05:41 AM
Clever idea
11/14/2005 07:27:55 AM
NIce effect. Might be my monitor but the left pic looks slightly too soft focus.
11/14/2005 01:58:36 AM
Good concept, well-executed. I like it. A wee bit grainy in the first frame. 8.
11/14/2005 12:20:15 AM
what a great idea! very clever

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