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Misty Water Reflections
Misty Water Reflections

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Challenge: What DPC Loves the Most (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Verona, WI
Date: Mar 15, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 - 1/4000
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2011

Seems like these types of photos always do well, and I'm never able to get good shots for them. finally I found a spot that provides nice opportunities depending on the position of the sun in the sky. Went to this place multiple times taking all sorts of different photos, all of which seemed to turn out nicely.

This particular shot was my first ever Explored on flickr. Hopefully it also does well here at DPC. I would give this a 7 or 8, so I expect it to land somewhere between 5.6-6.0. Of course, this challenge is so crazy wide open to interpretation that I'm not sure how voting is going to go at all.

I took three images (-1.67, +0.33, +2.33) and combined them to create this exposure.

Post Processing:
* Straighten and Chromatic Aberration to all three photos
* Topaz DeNoise all three
* Nik HDR Efex Pro
* Topaz Adjust
* Retouch/clone out some power-lines and a power-pole in the distance
* Increase Black Point
* Increase Definition
* Increase Saturation with lower Vibrancy
* Shadows
* Export to TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG.

Place: 40 out of 95
Avg (all users): 6.0199
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9592
Avg (non-participants): 6.0490
Views since voting: 831
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 151
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2011 09:32:46 PM
pretty and peaceful. very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2011 06:29:45 PM
What a lovely scene!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2011 01:17:44 AM
Very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/21/2011 12:54:22 AM
yep, this dpc'er loves this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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