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Challenge: Unusual Viewpoint (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Moores River Park
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 16/10
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004

My most extensive editing in a while!
Cloned out a fence post
Cropped to size
Levels
Oversaturated the greens masking out the rest.
Sharpened to the point of oversharpening a duplicate background.
Using the same mask, applied Gausian Blur @ 4 pix to greens on a second duplicated background.
On a third duplicated background, applied another Gaussian Blur @ 4 pix.
Resized and checked the sharpeness.

I was trying to emulate Dsidwells soft focus shot.
Hope everyone isn't sick of the effect yet. ;-)

File: - G:\DCIM\121CANON\IMG_2102.JPG

Make - Canon
Model - Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
Orientation - 1 (top left)
XResolution - 180
YResolution - 180
ResolutionUnit - 2 (inch)
DateTime - 2004:05:23 20:49:55
YCbCrPositioning - 1 (center of pixel array)
ExifOffset - 196
ExposureTime - 16/10 seconds
FNumber - 8.0000
ISOSpeedRatings - 100
ExifVersion - 220
DateTimeOriginal - 2004:05:23 20:49:55
DateTimeDigitized - 2004:05:23 20:49:55
ComponentsConfiguration - 1 2 3 (YCbCr)
CompressedBitsPerPixel - 3 (average)
ShutterSpeedValue - 1 seconds
ApertureValue - F 8.00
ExposureBiasValue - -1.0000
MaxApertureValue - F 4.50
MeteringMode - 6 (partial)
Flash - 0 (no flash)
FocalLength - 31 mm
UserComment -
FlashPixVersion - 100
ColorSpace - 1 (sRGB)
ExifImageWidth - 3072
ExifImageHeight - 2048
InteroperabilityOffset - 2366
FocalPlaneXResolution - 3443.9462
FocalPlaneYResolution - 3442.0168
FocalPlaneResolutionUnit - 2
SensingMethod - 2 (other)
FileSource - 3 (digital still camera)

Maker Note (Vendor): -
Macro mode - Off
Self timer - 100/10 sec
Quality - Fine
Flash mode - Off
Sequence mode - Single or Timer
Focus mode - AI Focus
Image size - Large
Easy shooting mode - Manual
Digital zoom - None
Contrast - High
Saturation - High
Sharpness - High
Metering mode - Partial
Focus type - Auto
AF point selected -
Exposure mode - Av-priority
White Balance - Auto
Image Type - IMG:EOS DIGITAL REBEL JPEG
Firmware Version - Firmware Version 1.1.1
Camera Serial Number - 960335580
Image Number - 1212102
Owner Name -

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 186
Avg (all users): 6.4065
Avg (commenters): 8.0526
Avg (participants): 6.1034
Avg (non-participants): 6.7941
Views since voting: 2812
Votes: 155
Comments: 24
Favorites: 21 (view)


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07/09/2006 04:07:58 PM
lu-u-u-uve the glowy greens. it has a very fantasy-ish feel to it.
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10/17/2004 11:58:01 AM
this is sooooo pretty
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05/31/2004 12:43:06 AM
Dude! Awesome shot. It takes me right into the scene, I feel like I'm down at the park walking up the steps. adding to my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2004 02:26:27 PM
This image feels off. Like it;s either out of focus or you were going for a very soft feel. It's off just enough that I have to strain a bit when looking at the image. That said, I love the colors and contrast. Beautiful greens, and I love the rain puddles. 7
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05/29/2004 08:29:24 PM
The glistening light on the bottom step is a great starting point, then the eye wanders up the stairs and into the etheral foliage. Excellent work! 10
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05/29/2004 03:25:11 PM
Good software work,Nice photo too ! 10
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05/29/2004 04:11:55 AM
neatimage? does give it a dream-like quality
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05/28/2004 12:03:24 PM
Nicely done.
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05/28/2004 01:12:53 AM
beautiful!
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05/27/2004 08:02:03 PM
IGreat use of the full frame to really bring out your subject. These stairs are amazing! The deeply saturated green aurrounding them is a great contrast with the less colorful stone. All in all a very well composed and enjoyable image.
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05/27/2004 02:51:35 AM
Gorgeous. love the green. makes me want to see whats up those stairs.
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05/27/2004 12:14:16 AM
This is a beautiful shot with a very effective softening. Nice job!
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05/26/2004 05:25:25 PM
Exceptional photo. Great composition with the leading line bringing you in from the bottom. Great exposure with detail even in the very dark steps. Go from a 9 to a 10 if: a) The bright white area in the top were toned down a bit and b) There was another color towards the top of the steps (model in red , umbrella, or anything that was a "destination" for the great leading lines." Overall. One of the best in show.
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05/26/2004 01:57:43 PM
I really like the depth of this, the softening of the steps, the greenery. Very nice shot :)
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05/25/2004 10:27:45 PM
Looks like a princess should be coming down the steps! Fairyland? I like this, very nice composition.
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05/25/2004 09:51:01 PM
Very dreamy. Nice composition. (9)
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05/25/2004 12:56:35 AM
Love this! Would make a great print. Very rich in color, texture and clarity.
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05/25/2004 12:34:34 AM
SImply like difference in colors, looks great.
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05/24/2004 11:19:04 PM
It looks very dreamy. It's one you can gaze at for quite a while. Very calming.
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05/24/2004 07:51:35 PM
Very mysterious and wow, so colourful!
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05/24/2004 11:24:46 AM
Love the soft focus, great staircase
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05/24/2004 06:31:02 AM
I really like the glow that the stairs seem to give off. I am assuming that is why you used the title you did. I really like this. 8
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05/24/2004 03:15:52 AM
Beautiful shot. It has a very ethereal (sp?) effect to it. The color saturation and textures are brilliant. Not sure how "unusual" the view point is, but it still works for me.... 8
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05/24/2004 01:46:51 AM
Contrast Texture, is this a Dream AWESOME my Number one
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