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Challenge: Into or Out Of the Frame (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8D
Date: Oct 7, 2009
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 13, 2009

Thanks for the great comments! Does anyone have any advice for sprucing up the sky?

Place: 20 out of 113
Avg (all users): 6.0098
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5227
Avg (non-participants): 6.1438
Views since voting: 1073
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 204
Comments: 10
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10/22/2009 01:08:51 AM
You asked about the sky- honestly it'd be tough to do a whole lot with it in basic. You could try some curves measurement, by selecting portions of the curve to alter based on the tonality in the image. Advanced you could edit the sky separately and do more, depending upon what your original looked like.
One other thing that might have added to the sky is if you underexposed the whole scene a bit to keep more detail in the sky and not blow it out, and then tonemap it afterward. I've found you can bring a lot of dark shadows back successfully in this manner, and since you underexposed you'll be pulling more detail back into the highlights in the sky. It sorta works better on some images than others, but definitely something to consider.
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10/21/2009 11:16:47 PM
Maybe adjust the contrast. Nice Shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/20/2009 09:00:03 AM
sky is bit screwed though tht rest of the shot is just superb. I bet if advanced editing was allowed you could fix that sky.
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10/20/2009 05:23:38 AM
nicely done - the action and 'pose' of the horse and rider is classic stuff
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10/18/2009 09:54:21 AM
Sorry about first comment and the low first rate. I just misunderstood rules of the contest about having or not peoples in the frame...Anyway I will fix my mistake. Thanks for you understanding
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10/15/2009 08:36:54 PM
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10/15/2009 09:27:36 AM
meets the challenge much more than it did the hidden treasures and love the pic! needs a title....7
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10/14/2009 06:49:10 PM
Civil war reenactment?
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10/14/2009 06:04:22 AM
love the shot but feel it is a little too centred. 7
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10/14/2009 12:42:11 AM
I really love this shot.
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