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Challenge: Minimalist Landscape (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Leica M9
Lens: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux M Aspherical MF - Black
Location: Near Layden CO in an open space park
Date: Jun 5, 2011
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: 160
Shutter: various
Galleries: Landscape, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Jun 5, 2011

Didn't have much time to go shoot for this challenge although I have numerous subtable locations where I live in Colorado. I did however get out long enough to capture an image that turned out pretty good I think. This is a 3 shot HDR processed in Photomatix Pro and then converted to B&W in SEP2 and continued to work it in PSCS5. Mostly just played with opacity levels to get the right tone levels of the grass and sky. A final noise reduction with Neat Image did the trick to get the sky to smooth out the way I wanted it. Overall, very happy with the result.

Place: 19 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.4595
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.2769
Avg (non-participants): 6.6024
Views since voting: 1121
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 148
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/13/2011 01:26:00 PM
I love the trail through the prairie grass. Could be a wagon train trail, as viewed by early pioneers. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/12/2011 02:04:28 PM
IMHO, this image in B&W and without borders would be really stunning.
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06/11/2011 10:39:20 AM
the leading lines are magical - i am just not sure about your choice of border
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06/10/2011 02:53:21 PM
Top 10 for sure. I hope this does very well. 9 and fav'd!
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06/08/2011 11:18:50 AM
Very decent pp.
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06/07/2011 05:13:45 PM
is that burning that you've done with the tracks in the distance? Maybe, a bit too heavy handed with it? Not sure what I'm seeing but, doesn't look like natural tracks. However, nice shot. (not scoring)
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06/07/2011 01:13:44 AM
How effective is this !
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06/06/2011 04:05:18 PM
Got to be one of my favorites in this challenge, love the tonality of the grasses and the path leading through.
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06/06/2011 08:47:14 AM
I like the composition and the processing but it seems a bit soft? Would like to see a bit more sharpness. But it's a good photo for the challenge. 7 for now.
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06/06/2011 08:32:52 AM
My kind a picture. So lovely 8
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