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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Olympus SP-570 UZ
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009


Place: 128 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.1106
Avg (commenters): 5.5455
Avg (participants): 5.0230
Avg (non-participants): 5.1786
Views since voting: 1182
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 199
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/22/2009 08:28:23 AM
I know it seems a bit over done and overly bright and colorful. I suppose living in the desert makes you miss trees, rain/water, greenery, flowers, and most of all color!!! Las Vegas neon lights sure are pretty but, there is nothing like color in nature. I shot this picture at Tulley Springs, when I saw the reflection I got all gitty and decided that I would make it very colorful. I suppose many disagreed with the look but, I suppose in my mind, that is exactly the way the colors should be. Thanks for all the comments!!! =)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 10:43:47 PM
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09/20/2009 06:26:28 PM
It's clearly overprocessed but I really like the way it looks... except for the noise in the sky where it's dark blue. Should be easy to fix, though.
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09/19/2009 07:39:48 PM
Great scene. The reflection of the sky is super. The sky itself is a distraction because of graininess, off color, uneven gradient and smudgy areas. Not sure the trees and grasses on the other side of the pond are completely in focus.
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09/16/2009 10:37:18 PM
Nice reflection shot, one of the best in this challenge. The tilt bothers me a lot though. I love the white clouds!
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09/16/2009 10:29:40 PM
huh, the reflection looks more enticing then the real scene
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09/16/2009 08:43:19 AM
Cool.........and peaceful
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09/16/2009 12:01:30 AM
Sky is a bit grainy, and the overall scene comes off to me a bit on the bright side.
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09/15/2009 05:52:39 PM
I think the less is more approach may have worked better with this image.
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09/15/2009 01:59:55 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

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09/15/2009 10:19:47 AM
BEAUTIFUL reflection!! love this so much, great capture, 9!
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09/14/2009 11:47:29 PM
I like the overall scene, composition and reflection. Too many blown highlights in the sky and noise in the blue from the processing. 5
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