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Challenge: Powerlines (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Niagara Falls
Date: Dec 6, 2009
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Architecture, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2009

The Niagara River, long used for generation of power on both sides of the border, has several power-generation plants along its' banks. There are hundreds of power lines spanning the gorge.

I find power lines to be ugly, and an eyesore...not to mention almost impossible to photograph. Sharpening tends to lead to jagged lines, and...as evidenced here...any attempt at tonemapping an HDR renders odd, uneven brightness.

Three bracketed exposures, tonemapped in Photomatix. In PS, resize, Neat Image, a layer of Topaz and a layer of Nik EFEX Color tools, both backed off slightly.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 88
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4524
Avg (non-participants): 6.5185
Views since voting: 1987
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 150
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)


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12/14/2009 10:03:46 AM
I had 3 10's...this was 1.
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12/14/2009 06:37:54 AM
Congrats on the HM buddy!
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12/14/2009 06:04:12 AM
Should have known this one was yours. Congrats on the HM.
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12/14/2009 12:10:33 AM
Awesome, wd on HM. Great composure and exp. I'm still anti all this processing as I find it too comic-like. It has it's place but it's just OTT for me.

Message edited by author 2009-12-14 07:24:10.
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12/14/2009 12:03:01 AM
and Congrats on the HM!!!
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12/14/2009 12:02:35 AM
Nice work!!!

We will have to have a GTG in niagara falls sometime so you can show us around!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2009 03:16:37 AM
Love the photo, this is my personal favourite in this challenge
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12/10/2009 12:30:44 PM
Good pic...I love the texture that you have been able to capture.
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12/09/2009 09:56:30 PM
Nicely composed shot.
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12/09/2009 10:05:39 AM
very cool, I'm still trying to figure out how to make these hdr images. Any advice?
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12/07/2009 07:17:59 PM
Nice and different take on the theme.
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12/07/2009 05:19:25 PM
Very cool. One of my favorites. Great shot!
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12/07/2009 09:16:16 AM
Very cool picture!
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