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Challenge: Evening (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Sonoma County, California
Date: Aug 2, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Animals, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2008

I took this out on a field while driving through Wine/Cow country in northern CA. The sun was setting behind the horse. I used my zoom from the side of the road, using the setting sun as a rim light for the horse. Even with a lens hood there was a bit of lens flare, and a lot of contrast reduction, which looked fine on the camera's LCD, but really showed up (in a bad way) once I saw it full-size.

PP:
Crop
White Balance
Contrast
Levels
Color balance
Added border

Couldn't sharpen because it brought out the highlights in the grass too much, without much benefit to the horse.

Statistics
Place: 105 out of 183
Avg (all users): 5.1867
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.9245
Avg (non-participants): 5.3299
Views since voting: 586
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 150
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2008 10:25:23 PM
I'm not sure if the flare is a problem here, or if it adds something dreamlike to the image.
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08/12/2008 01:31:34 PM
Very serene. Lovely colours.
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08/11/2008 10:06:48 AM
The glare of the sun washes out the photo. The color of the horses would have made this picture standout much more.
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08/06/2008 04:34:08 PM
Interesting light.
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