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atupdate


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Challenge: Beauty In The Everyday (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Schuster Center - Dayton, Ohio
Date: Dec 16, 2007
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/90 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 207
Avg (all users): 6.7014
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.1467
Avg (non-participants): 7.0074
Views since voting: 7119
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 211
Comments: 34
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/10/2009 04:14:59 PM
Absolutely Spectacular! So, many different elements in this photograph. Definetly one of my favorites! =)
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01/28/2008 10:04:18 AM
wild stairs, nice angle.
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12/29/2007 11:56:04 AM
beautiful shot, well deserved ribbon ;-)
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12/29/2007 02:26:58 AM
Fantastic shot! thanks for the processing tips!! Congrats!!!

Originally posted by atupdate:

Thanks everyone for kind words and the votes. It figures, the one time I forget to put my processing steps in the comment section and I ribbon. Here are the steps I used.

1. Convert from raw using Raw Shooters Essentials
Exposure Comp [+1.23]
Highlight Contrast [22]

2. Post process with Paint Shop Pro X
One step noise reduction
Clarify [+20]
USM [radius 50 - strength 15 - clip 3]
USM [radius 0.3 - strength 300 - clip 3]
Levels [input 0-.94-255 / output 0-241]
Curve - slight S curve to set black point
Resize
USM [radius 50 - strength 15 - clip 3]
USM [radius 0.3 - strength 300 - clip 3]

The HDR effect came from the very strong clarify action. On most images, using clarify over a strength of 7 or 8 will provide nasty over processing artifacts. The max setting of 20 seemed to work well for this image.

Tim
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12/28/2007 11:27:10 PM
i like this, so nice. look so good!!
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12/28/2007 01:55:41 PM
Oh whoa, trippy! I like it! :)
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12/28/2007 12:27:21 PM
Congratz ! this one was my favorite ! nice shape and sharpness... i can always look at it and see something new. Nice framed and yes just well done !
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12/27/2007 04:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your PB and first ribbon!! Happy new year!!!!!
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12/27/2007 06:51:02 AM
Gratz on your first ribbon and new personal best score.

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12/27/2007 06:49:34 AM
congrats it came out really well :)
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12/27/2007 06:46:56 AM
Thanks everyone for kind words and the votes. It figures, the one time I forget to put my processing steps in the comment section and I ribbon. Here are the steps I used.

1. Convert from raw using Raw Shooters Essentials
Exposure Comp [+1.23]
Highlight Contrast [22]

2. Post process with Paint Shop Pro X
One step noise reduction
Clarify [+20]
USM [radius 50 - strength 15 - clip 3]
USM [radius 0.3 - strength 300 - clip 3]
Levels [input 0-.94-255 / output 0-241]
Curve - slight S curve to set black point
Resize
USM [radius 50 - strength 15 - clip 3]
USM [radius 0.3 - strength 300 - clip 3]

The HDR effect came from the very strong clarify action. On most images, using clarify over a strength of 7 or 8 will provide nasty over processing artifacts. The max setting of 20 seemed to work well for this image.

Tim
12/26/2007 10:56:38 PM
Beautiful shot
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12/26/2007 08:11:55 AM
it really looks like HDR there is so much detail in it...congrats on the ribbon
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12/26/2007 07:43:46 AM
congratulation !
a wonderful product ~this looks like hdr ?

very like this composition & the gyrate stairs !

happy new year ,atupdate

liou
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12/26/2007 04:14:02 AM
Wonderful perspective!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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12/26/2007 01:29:33 AM
Great shot, love the colours. Huge congrats on the Yellow.
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12/26/2007 01:29:09 AM
Well deserved, one of my favorites for the challenge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/25/2007 06:51:50 PM
Simple yet unique
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12/24/2007 11:19:00 AM
Interesting POV!
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12/24/2007 03:54:01 AM
very cool composition
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12/22/2007 03:09:39 PM
intersting perspective
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12/21/2007 06:30:54 PM
Nice. Good DOF, color, saturation, subject, colors, focus. Very nice indeed.
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12/21/2007 02:15:08 PM
beautiful wood in a staircase that, imo, captures the spirit of the challenge. i like the way it's cropped. it's interesting to look at and nothing leads the viewer's eyes away from it. /10
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12/21/2007 11:18:20 AM
very nice..
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12/21/2007 09:41:40 AM
i like the angle of this picture...
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12/20/2007 11:49:45 PM
Nice perspective. I think I'm dizzy now.
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12/20/2007 12:06:05 PM
Well captures the idea of the challenge. Very nice.
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12/19/2007 10:41:58 PM
Incredibly spiral staircase...
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12/19/2007 08:50:04 PM
gorgeous image with so much going on: textures, lines & curves to delight the eye & the saturation and contrast are super, as is POV
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12/19/2007 05:47:52 PM
Stunning!
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12/19/2007 05:11:27 PM
Beautiful architecure. Interesting perspective. Lovely textures and patterns of natural wood against modern glass and metal.
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12/19/2007 01:38:33 PM
It seems HDR! Magic!
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12/19/2007 01:07:48 PM
I gave this a 10 because I thought it fit the challenge well and i personally like the roundy staircase!
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12/19/2007 01:24:04 AM
Nice, if a bit overused
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