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Challenge: Burst of Color III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Apr 13, 2011
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 - 1/200
Galleries: Traditional Art, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2011

I had taken a photo of these chairs a few days before the challenge was announced, and as soon as I saw this challenge come up I knew what I was going to re-shoot. Funny thing, on my re-shoot I changed very little. The final angle that I chose ended up being nearly identical, and the lighting very similar as well. I did manage to nearly eliminate one distracting background element (a street sign), so I did improve slightly.

Post Processing
* Straighten and Crop three images
* Nik HDR Efex to combine them
* Topaz Detail to bring out all the paint details
* Increase exposure
* Increase saturation and vibrancy
* S-curve
* Very slight blurring to background tree (Topaz Detail added too much detail there).
* Export to TIFF
* Resize
* Sharpen Edges
* Save as JPEG

Place: 70 out of 143
Avg (all users): 5.6222
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.6129
Avg (non-participants): 5.6301
Views since voting: 869
Views during voting: 232
Votes: 135
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/21/2011 12:55:44 AM
Whimsical. I can visualize the children who have just left their seats to go play.
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04/18/2011 07:07:52 PM
I think I would have preferred if these were brighter.
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04/18/2011 02:03:08 AM
I like it because it is different, 8
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