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Challenge: Trees II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Location: Lake Erie / Crane Creek
Date: Apr 24, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 5 seconds
Galleries: Nature, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2009

IR photo - I think this is the best IR photo I've taken to date as far as the technicals are concerned.

Used the Hoya R72 filter, my least fave lens, and my new E-520. I hope this does well because I really am quite pleased with how this turned out. I would be very happy if this replaced one of my top 3 shots. :)


[May. 5th, 2009 11:49:42 PM]

Well it's not gonna replace any top 3 but it's been well received and i am happy. Here is what the scene looks like without an IR filter:

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And with an IR filter:
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In silkypix, I changed the WB and the tone to boost the contrast. Saved as jpg then I ran it thru noiseware.

In photoshop, I used a layer of Topaz Adjust to get the great contrast in the sky, and to enhance the details of the tree. From there, I did a combo of HSL and Color Balance to get the color I wanted. After that, dodge/burn, brightness/contrast to get the final look.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 263
Avg (all users): 6.6139
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.4737
Avg (non-participants): 6.6984
Views since voting: 2700
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 202
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/07/2009 12:00:55 AM
Stunning.
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05/06/2009 10:35:43 PM
I think this is really spectacular!!!
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05/06/2009 10:24:25 PM
Beautiful shot, Michelle. You should be proud of this. I've been trying IR for months and have nothing remotely this wonderful. Congratulations!
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05/06/2009 07:29:16 PM
Gorgeous Michelle. Congrats on top 5!!
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05/06/2009 07:25:10 PM
This is the first I've seen this, after you posted it in the Month of TA thread. Wonderful detail Michelle! Did you modify your camera for IR or just use a screw on filter? As someone else said, if a 6.6 doesn't make your front page you are pretty good. That score would be my PB.
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05/06/2009 06:21:44 PM
Loving this infrared
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05/06/2009 01:27:50 PM
excellent job
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05/06/2009 12:17:33 PM
Magnificent!! Congrats on your top-10 finish!!
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05/06/2009 09:42:06 AM
This was one of my favs...gave it a 10!
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05/06/2009 08:50:58 AM
I gave this a 10, Michelle. How wonderful that it's yours! Congrats on your HM!
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05/06/2009 08:35:06 AM
You know you're good when a 6.6 doesn't even make your front page. Nice job.
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05/06/2009 06:43:33 AM
WTG!!! Congrats on the HM. Nicely done.
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05/06/2009 04:17:42 AM
Excellent use of IR filter. Congrats on the HM!!!
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05/06/2009 01:50:04 AM
excellent processing, love the rich tones!
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05/06/2009 01:49:20 AM
absolutely stunning michelle .. how dramatic is this .
fantastic photograph and a killer process .. congrats on the HM .. :)
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05/06/2009 01:47:49 AM
Congrats on the HM Michelle - great PP.
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05/06/2009 01:12:04 AM
You weren't far behind me! Awesome shot. Didn't come up for me in voting, though.
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05/06/2009 12:38:40 AM
yowza - congrats!!
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05/06/2009 12:15:52 AM
WTG MICHELLE!!!!!!! did not vote in this challenge nor browse through the shots. This is AWESOME!! Congrats on the HM.
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05/06/2009 12:05:53 AM
hmm...didn't see this when I went through the first time. Great image. Congrats on your top 5 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/04/2009 03:34:02 AM
I usually do not like B&W landscape - but this an is an exception - nice work
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05/02/2009 05:29:01 PM
This scene is very beautiful, I love the sky and simplicity of the background.
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05/01/2009 09:26:42 AM
Coming back to comment - I like the composition, focus and that you didn't over expose the sky. Your b&w conversion is very well done, but I'm not sure it works for me on this photo - where the clouds and tree meet it is almost too busy with it being so close to the same color/tone. 7.
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04/30/2009 03:04:53 PM
I'm not sure why, but I totally love this shot. Great conversion, creative and really eye catching. Thanks
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04/30/2009 12:44:46 PM
Terrific one
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04/29/2009 03:09:49 PM
Very sharp, crisp image. The dark skies, which feel threatening, are needed to capture the details of the tree. 10
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04/29/2009 02:33:34 PM
Great lighting and tone for this shot. Very good photo.
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04/29/2009 11:10:08 AM
Excellent picture. Great colour and movement. Good postprocessing job as well.
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