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dsidwell


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Wellsville, Utah USA
Date: Nov 29, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

This is a barn near my work. I finally stopped and gave it a photo shoot. After four more photo shoots, I finally got some decent ones.

PP: Put sky and ground on separate layers. Converted sky to b/w using Channel Mixer, then did the same to the ground. Cleaned up sky using NeatImage and other filters and blurs, all at very low levels to preserve the textures in the clouds. When I combined the layers, the lightning rods were gone, so I cloned them back in from the original layer. I did lots of fiddling with levels and contrast and considered adding some color (like sepia, bluish or yellowish tones), but I liked the b/w best. Resized for web and sharpened, then sharpened the sky again.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.7561
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6842
Avg (non-participants): 6.9200
Views since voting: 1584
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 164
Comments: 21
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/10/2007 09:30:27 AM
Black and white is great here! I like the whole scene, especially the sky! Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 04:33:38 PM
Very, very good. Awesome detail and the compsition leads me right to the barn. I would love to see this at a better resolution.
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12/07/2007 12:10:05 AM
Evocative, dramatic, nostalgic, heartbreaking, thought-provoking. Dynamic range here is not limited to light and exposure, but extends into the emotional plane.
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12/05/2007 04:09:49 PM
I love the sky
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12/05/2007 12:04:28 PM
nice colors love the sky
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12/03/2007 06:13:06 PM
Awesome clouds, great tones, nicely composed, almost like there is a gradient making it darker on the right and lighter on the left, very nicely done, 9
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12/03/2007 04:19:49 PM
very good shot. terrific sky :-)
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12/03/2007 10:27:54 AM
the b + w brings out the stormy feeling. also a nice border.
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12/03/2007 08:31:51 AM
Lovely drama in this shot, great use of B&W, coming back to comment and bumping to 8 Good luck
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12/03/2007 04:34:36 AM
love the black and white treatment and the clouds pop right off the page, it reminds me of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' dsidwell's black and white landscapes in Utah. beautiful tones 10
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12/02/2007 11:14:06 PM
Beautiful sky. Great processing. Excellent composition and clarity.
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12/02/2007 10:50:25 AM
Feeling it
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12/02/2007 06:20:52 AM
Wonderful sky! I like it in black and white, too. If I were to be picky, it would be that the sky is so very nice and crisp but your foreground subjects seem a tad soft. Still, I like it.
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12/02/2007 06:04:28 AM
good b/w tones and composition. thin white border distracts a bit
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12/01/2007 10:45:23 PM
Totally stellar sky! Exquisite processing. This just looks soforbidding and ominous over that fragile old barn! Really, really nice! 9
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12/01/2007 10:36:54 PM
I want to live in there for a year. Just me and God. Exploring His heart, along with heaven....just as Paul did.
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12/01/2007 04:14:45 PM
Nice job with the B&W. I think your depth of sharpness could be better in the foreground.
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12/01/2007 01:38:44 PM
yes we've seen them all
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12/01/2007 01:07:41 PM
beautiful and dramatic sky!
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12/01/2007 01:06:38 PM
Nice setting
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12/01/2007 01:04:50 PM
Awe inspiring! Great job! (8)
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