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Challenge: Complementary Colors V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: San Pedro, California
Date: Nov 5, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 6/10
Date Uploaded: Nov 7, 2010

Thanks to PennyStreet for the title. :-)

A view of Catalina on a Friday night after work. Intentional camera movement.

Complementary colors are blue and orange. Incidentally, learned a new bit about bringing out colors! First, toned down the temp in RAW to bring out the cooler colors (blues, mostly). Then in PS, did a levels adjustment, first overall RGB (to darken the darks, lighten the lights - spread the histogram out a bit), then adjusted levels in just the blue channel to perk up the blues just a touch. I have a softer version I like a bit better, but this one suits the challenge better.

Hopefully it scores above a 5.

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Statistics
Place: 32 out of 100
Avg (all users): 5.8384
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 5.7021
Avg (non-participants): 5.8808
Views since voting: 989
Views during voting: 310
Votes: 198
Comments: 18
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/19/2010 04:27:32 PM
such a nice image in such a yucky challenge :). Well done!
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11/19/2010 01:46:38 PM
Seeing this entry with new eyes, I wish I could raise my vote. I'm afraid on the first go-round all I saw was "another sunset" photo! The more I look at it the more I like it. The bird reference in your title is apt -- it's like it was painted with a feather.
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11/17/2010 01:48:25 PM
Wow. I wish I had voted -- this is GREAT!!! I love the softness. I think this would look really cool, printed on canvas in the most ginormous size you could
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11/17/2010 05:42:04 AM
Perfect amount of motion. The layers and composition are wonderful.
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11/17/2010 04:04:46 AM
OMG, you got robbed on this one. This is pure symphony. Many many people on DPC do not understand this image the right way. It has just the right amount of blur and softness for this to be an art piece. I respect the voters, but you are a winner in my mind.
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11/17/2010 02:04:41 AM
This is really stunning, should've rated higher though.
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11/17/2010 01:12:04 AM
Well done, Deb!!
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11/17/2010 12:37:41 AM
Bugger. Deserved better, happy to have given you a much deserved 10.
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11/17/2010 12:11:46 AM
I just LOVE this photo...
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11/17/2010 12:04:43 AM
Wow... what a finish for an "almost abstract"! Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2010 11:25:37 PM
Amazing. Love the blur, And I can hear Stravinsky.
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11/16/2010 09:21:37 PM
This image is perfect in every way possible. I would not change a thing. This is my selection for a blue ribbon. 10
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11/15/2010 06:04:49 PM
nice impressionism
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11/13/2010 07:59:25 AM
Nice capture - has a surreal feel - 7
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11/10/2010 07:52:54 PM
Beautifully done!
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11/10/2010 04:00:08 PM
I originally gave this a 7. On second pass, I have uprated it to an 8. Really lovely abstract nature to this shot, and it fits the challenge perfectly. I'm not sure it will appeal to the masses, but if not, it's certainly to feature in the Posthumous Ribbon thread :-)
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11/10/2010 12:49:06 AM
Beautiful, vibrant colors. I like the blur.
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11/10/2010 12:40:01 AM
Best in show for me. Intoxicating. 10
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