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Sailing on Canvas
Sailing on Canvas
jbsmithana


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Fir Island, Washington
Date: Dec 24, 2007
Aperture: F5.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Nature, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2007

One of my first shots with the new Nikon 80-400 VR. Shot at 330mm.

Covert in RSP with settings:
Color Temp 11900, Tint -25, Exp. Comp +.10, Fill Light +5, Shadow +5, Highlight -30, Medium Cont. Curve set at 8 and 226, crop to square, save as TIFF

Cleaned in Noise Ninja set to auto. Save as TIFF.

In PSE6 tweaked Levels, applied Craquelure Texture Filter set at spacing 50, depth 5, brightness 9, resize, sharpen (USM) slightly, add white border, save for web.

Post Challenge:
Well I knew this would probably bomb. The effect I was going for was kind of woody, like a wooden panel or heavy cnavas. Some seemed to see it by comments like:

"Your filter choices make it look as if they're clay ducks - kind of surreal ..."

"they look like flying wooden ducks because of the canvas effect."

"Painting feeling... Clear and sharp still .."

But most thought the effect trashed an otherwise good photo.

In either case thanks for all the votes and comments. Guess I wont go there again. LOL!


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Votes: 170
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02/23/2009 12:59:19 AM
brilliant shot and i love your processing .. this would make a great print .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2008 09:12:31 PM
Nice. Painting feeling... Clear and sharp still. Good colors :) overall is a nice photo :)
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01/05/2008 11:41:48 PM
Good capture.. not sure the pp (presumption) is allowed. Prefer to have seen the photograph anyway.
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01/05/2008 08:52:17 AM
is this a filter? Looks like a puzzle or a wallpaper. Otherwise really nice captured. Very good sharpness and composition
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01/04/2008 04:48:33 AM
Potentially a great photo, not so keen on the treatment though.
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01/04/2008 01:52:11 AM
I would like to see this without the canvas effect.
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01/03/2008 11:56:10 PM
I think I'd like it better without the texture you've added.

Message edited by author 2008-02-07 00:56:21.
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01/03/2008 09:16:10 PM
This is a beautiful shot. I would like it better without the texture.
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01/03/2008 03:19:54 PM
Neat effect. Looks like it belongs in a story book.
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01/02/2008 09:40:49 PM
I'm not sure the pattern adds to the image -- in fact, I find it a bit distracting.
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01/02/2008 07:42:47 PM
I like the shot but I think what you've tried to do with it in post processing ruins it, sorry.
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01/02/2008 02:47:38 PM
they look like flying wooden ducks because of the canvas effect.
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01/02/2008 10:59:59 AM
Nice composition. I'm not sure what the canvas style adds to the photograph.
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01/01/2008 08:21:34 PM
I really like this effect, and use it myself, but I'm sure you're getting hammered for it. 6
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01/01/2008 07:54:15 PM
Nice capture and the treatment works with it.
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01/01/2008 06:57:44 PM
I like your image. Your filter choices make it look as if they're clay ducks - kind of surreal.
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01/01/2008 05:32:53 PM
This was awesome without the tacky canvas treatment.
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01/01/2008 02:30:06 PM
Capturing three birds together is pretty impressive without having to dress it up with fancy post processing (which might even go beyond what's permissible). The square crop doesn't work - I'd loose much of the top and some of the bottom.
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01/01/2008 01:10:45 PM
the texture in your pp makes this look fake and completely kills the overall composition for me.
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01/01/2008 10:47:14 AM
Oh, I honestly wish I could see this without the texture. I really does nothing to enhance this otherwise fine image.
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01/01/2008 04:20:29 AM
Not everyone is going to like the texturing. I do like the capture alot - especially with the feet down on the one bird. They seem so intent and so purposeful - and very much at peace, which is nice.
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