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Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Apr 28, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 second
Galleries: Landscape, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2007

Rangitoto Island off shore from Auckland, New Zealand.

I shot this for the Symmetry challenge but didn't feel the island was prominent enough for that challenge.

Editing Steps:
Convert from RAW
* Shadow contrast +25
* Hilight contrast +45
* Saturation +57
Shadow/Hilights
Tone Map
Neat Image
On the island and water
* Hue -14
* Brightness +15
* Contrast +25
On the sky
* Brightness -10
* Contrast +18
Took 3 copies to make the "snapshots"
* rotated -10, 0, +10 degrees
* cropped to 1166x1750 pixels
* added 0.4cm white border
* rotated back to 0 degrees
* masked off new background caused by rotation
* dragged resulting images on top of base image
With the 3 "snapshots" masked out
* Levels: 19, 0.84, 255
* Slight curves adjustment
* Brightness +6
* Contrast +17
* Saturation -100
Flatten
Resize
USM
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 244
Avg (all users): 6.4643
Avg (commenters): 7.5769
Avg (participants): 6.2970
Avg (non-participants): 6.6016
Views since voting: 1848
Views during voting: 483
Votes: 224
Comments: 30
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/07/2007 12:01:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Challenge: Meets the challenge description.

Strong points: The 3 overlapping windows combined with colour on B/W give this scene a lot more interest than it might have had all on its own. The sky is beautiful. The little sailboats draw you in.

Possible weak points: Very strict interpreters of "triptych" had a problem with this. The image looks a bit overprocessed. It is a rather centred composition, even though the horizon line is not at centre.

Technicals: The exposure/shutter speed combo you used looks to be right on. Your presentation is excellent. The processing looks (to my eyes) just a bit too strong (oversaturation in the coloured areas, too much contrast at the expense of detail).

Overall: A beautiful entry for Triptych, and you got an excellent score to go with it. Congratulations!

~Ursula
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 03:52:32 PM
I think the color parts or overprocessed... EG: Your water is green and your clouds look overly Heida'd. But the overall idea is great!
TC
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05/06/2007 06:10:48 AM
lovely presentation Is that Rangitoto Island?
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05/05/2007 08:50:26 PM
Nice composition and framing
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05/05/2007 04:51:31 AM
10 - I mean, I could nitpick, but why? The colors and set up are outstanding.
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05/04/2007 01:58:39 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!!!!

Fantastic us of the triptych and a fantastic shy line too.

10, well done and best of luck with the ribbons.
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05/03/2007 05:44:54 PM
I love this , and I know you only used 3 pictures and made it look like you used 4. you are good with photoshop ! 10
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05/03/2007 09:32:07 AM
Great creative take on what a triptych is. I love this idea of sat on desat and that you took the extra step of angling the frames.
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05/02/2007 05:28:35 PM
I am not usually a fan of the fake divisions but this works very well. OK, I am assuming one picture with drawn borders and selected desat and maybe you actually put together several photos, which would be even more impressive. Regardless, I like the effect very much.
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05/02/2007 10:51:13 AM
This works very well - Lots of punch.8
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05/02/2007 02:33:32 AM
I really like this one. The different placement of the three photos/sections is great, and the black and white background forces me to look at the coloured sections. I think that the colours could have been slightly lighter/brighter. However this is one of my favourites.
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05/01/2007 05:22:27 PM
this is great.. very creative!!! beautiful colors... well done!
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05/01/2007 04:35:30 PM
Interesting choice. I think I like it.
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05/01/2007 12:26:35 PM
I like the color portion and i like the unique take you have on the theme.
but i do think the black and white portion is lacking a little punch.
i know it's not the major part of the image, but it sticks out to me.
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04/30/2007 10:12:49 PM
done very creativly i like it
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04/30/2007 08:58:47 PM
Smart!
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04/30/2007 08:53:16 PM
Technically, this is 4 panels and the rules call for 3.. The background that's in b & w is the image too, plus the 3 panels you've left in color. The picture is divided into 4 images.. That being said, it's very beautiful. It's a 10 for me and I hope it doesn't get dq'd becuase of that.. I love the way you separated the images in the middle..
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04/30/2007 08:46:33 PM
Very nice I like the blue tones
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04/30/2007 08:27:08 PM
You must be an Aucklander nice shot of Rangitoto :)
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04/30/2007 08:10:51 PM
Te Rangi i totongia a Tamatekapua. Snapshots in tasteful arrangment. Thicker bottom edges for a polaroid look maybe??
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04/30/2007 07:22:05 PM
Great layout, quite inderesting and well done. Beautiful sky and blue colors.
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04/30/2007 05:34:20 PM
I really like this idea with the black and white border
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04/30/2007 03:18:53 PM
Very creative. Definately the best triptych using only one photo!!
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04/30/2007 02:00:16 PM
very good, I like it.
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04/30/2007 12:26:56 PM
this is a very nice capture but the clouds seem over worked in the color portion. the frames here are very nicely placed, i like the balance of this.
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04/30/2007 10:33:29 AM
You've made a pretty average landscape into something appealing. Nice job!
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04/30/2007 10:24:07 AM
Magnifique... WOW!
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04/30/2007 05:41:32 AM
like the way it draws you in to the island..........9
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04/30/2007 01:30:56 AM
Yes! This presentation is way cool. You've just become my new hero! :)
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04/30/2007 12:38:36 AM
nicely done...nice saturation 7
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