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Southern Style
Southern Style

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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Canon
Location: Florida
Date: Feb 7, 2006
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 7, 2006

*leveled horizon
*cloned out small top of car and tv antenna
*saturation enhance
*gamma correct
*edge enhance
*Aged newspaper
*smudge tool selective on sky
*color adjust balance (-5/36/-100) midtones/luminance checked
*selective burn

Taken right down the road from where I live. I take a lot of shots in this area. A LARGE farm here. HUGE barn, but it looks contemporary and not really too barn like, so I chose the house. HUGE pasture and many horses usually all gathered around one bale of hay, but it was nice to get a few near the back of the house this time. This house is HUGE too, and you are looking at the back. The front is on a road and you can't really see the pasture. The back is more country like. I just felt this was the best capture of this particular land, and for this contest. This truly depicts country in my neck of the woods. A RICH country family though. :)

Place: 138 out of 219
Avg (all users): 5.3555
Avg (commenters): 5.8571
Avg (participants): 5.1771
Avg (non-participants): 5.5043
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 211
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/19/2006 02:35:07 PM
Nice use of duotone, beautiful white horse. There isn't a huge wow factor going on in this photo though, therefore guessing mid-table
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02/17/2006 04:42:12 AM
Nice unique treatment to the colour and tones. It would have been less interesting or commonplace if it hadn't been for that.
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02/16/2006 09:30:29 PM
Not really sure about the color here. I like the composition.
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02/15/2006 07:41:31 PM
The tinting reminds me of fall. I like it although the color is the same throughout
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02/15/2006 04:56:15 PM
Beautiful... a winner in my book!!!
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02/14/2006 02:47:35 PM
I like the picture's compostion and subject matter. Not sure I'm as fond of the post processing, though. Matter of personal taste.
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02/13/2006 04:55:43 PM
What colors! That red is so vivid! Nice elemnts, its got a lazy afternoon feel to it.
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02/13/2006 08:25:30 AM
Wonderful picture, but it should be closer.....
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