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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Wellfleet, MA
Date: May 11, 2008
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4.5s 1/4s
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

This is a true HDRI image, from 5 originals taken before sunrise. Processed in Photomatix Pro. Very exaggerated tone work, because to be honest the natural original is way more blah than I had hoped for when I went to spend the night up there so I could take this image. We're lucky i even GOT a clear dawn actually, and was supposed to be a clearing-storm dawn :-(

Anyway, in CS3 it has a lot of minor tweaking of hue/sat in various zones, but not a whole lot. There's a tip of deck railing cloned out bottom leftish (where the path is). There's a fair amount of extremely localized dodge & burn, mostly to clean up the trim edges on the cottages. There's gradients top and bottom and vignette added as well.

Then the usual resize, sharpen, border thing.

I wonder how this will do. I'm quite fond of it, actually...

And oh, before anyone asks, "That's a CLOTHESLINE running out of image lower right, and they are where you dry your towels and suits; they are a recognized part of this whole rustic, Cape Cod Cottage scene, and no I never considered cloning it out!"

Statistics
Place: 92 out of 194
Avg (all users): 5.8472
Avg (commenters): 6.6471
Avg (participants): 5.3194
Avg (non-participants): 6.3750
Views since voting: 946
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 144
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/27/2008 11:56:18 AM
I really like the color palette.
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05/20/2008 12:58:09 PM
Wonderful processing! This is absolutely beautiful! I love how it just seems to glow!
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05/19/2008 10:53:11 AM
An excellent composition as always. More PP'ing that I'd do, but that's what makes it work, too.
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05/19/2008 10:34:03 AM
I know some people don't like this processing, but I absolutely love it! Got a 9 from me. Beautiful!
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05/19/2008 09:29:50 AM
Originally posted by colorcarnival:

It's funny - I did not even notice the clothesline. But now that I see it, I feel as tho it's tied to the frame, serving as an anchor for the scene. It looks like a very sleepy and comfortable morning.


LOL... It was a howling, windy morning, temperatures in the high 40's...

R.
05/19/2008 09:13:46 AM
It's funny - I did not even notice the clothesline. But now that I see it, I feel as tho it's tied to the frame, serving as an anchor for the scene. It looks like a very sleepy and comfortable morning.
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05/19/2008 01:01:01 AM
Thanks for sharing how you took this shot! I so love this beautiful image. It reminds me of the "Happy Place" I go to meditate when I get stressed! I think your editing is brilliant.
:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 10:27:12 PM
I think the hDR-like colors work with this shot. Very story-book-like.
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05/18/2008 09:43:15 PM
Oh this is sweet, like a fairy tale town. I love your edting and adorable image!! I'm wowed away! 10 from me.
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05/18/2008 02:28:46 AM
Watercolor like effect, some people are probably going to call this overprocessed but I like the result
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05/17/2008 06:34:34 PM
Love it!
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05/14/2008 12:41:15 PM
Yum! Not a big fan of heavy handed processing but this one works real well, probably because it's more like a painting than a photo.
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05/13/2008 04:40:29 PM
this PP (hdr?) looks very unreal to me.
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05/13/2008 12:56:12 AM
Being a darkroom sorta guy from the '50's... that had a great opportunity to get involved with digital in the early 90's has me yearning for the opportunity to explore this realm. I see it as a new niche and will evolve and likely enhance that which the artist will be able to convey.
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05/12/2008 09:59:59 PM
This is just me, but I'm not a fan of this type of post-processing, sorry. I do like the angle and the three houses however.
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05/12/2008 06:22:36 PM
This is a little too heavily processed IMO. Nice shot otherwise.
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05/12/2008 04:06:41 PM
Nice shot, but overprocessed in my opinion.
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05/12/2008 01:32:30 PM
too much hdr for me.. at least for this challenge
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05/12/2008 09:30:25 AM
wow...this looks like an amazing painting.... 10 really beautiful photographic effect :)
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05/12/2008 08:19:20 AM
What a lovely scene, but sorry I cannot stand the processing.
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05/12/2008 07:11:28 AM
This has a painterly feeling that I really like.....
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05/12/2008 07:07:53 AM
Storybook processing. I like it.
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05/12/2008 05:36:51 AM
I am assuming that this is HDR. It does seem a little overdone and artificial. I like the composition though.
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05/12/2008 01:59:18 AM
There are some images that this look works for and some that it doesn't. Good pick with this ;-) 7
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