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High Mountain Day Dream
High Mountain Day Dream

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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Inspiration Point at Lake Alpine, CA
Date: Aug 17, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Landscape, Candid
Date Uploaded: Aug 20, 2006

Luckily the 70-300 4.0-5.6G is a naturally soft lens, haha. This is in the Stanislaus Forest in Northern California, I have a photo of me from this same place in the STDavidson challenge. This is my girlfriend, she's awesome, she actually fell asleep because I was running around the top of Inspiraton Point near Lake Alpine taking photos for so long. I hope you like the photo.
PP:From top two bottom in PSCS2.
Hue/Saturation, selective color, hue/saturation, selective coolr, color balance, selective color, channel mixer, curves, selective color, curves. flattened then neat image and gaussian blur a couple times at different stregths and opacities. selective color, color balance and brightness contrast. finally shadow/highlight layer and save for the web. Most of tose layer was to try and get color in to the sky while using basic editing and not have everything else all off.

Place: 107 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.3974
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 5.0597
Avg (non-participants): 5.5370
Views since voting: 883
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 229
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 02:02:32 PM
08/28/2006 05:57:36 PM
Great dreamy focus on the mountains. Love this one.
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08/28/2006 12:24:43 AM
Nice, very different.
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08/27/2006 06:00:50 AM
08/24/2006 08:40:03 PM
haze is beautiful!
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08/23/2006 05:54:05 PM
There is no soft focus here. Soft focus has a misty character with the edges softened and bright areas turned like fog. It results of light difusion before the lens. This picture is only using a shallow DOF.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/23/2006 09:36:48 AM
A lovely scene and I like the placement of the person in the frame. To me this has good use of DOF but it isnt my interpretation of soft focus (MHO)
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