Challenge: Free Study 2011-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS USM
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Oct 8, 2011
Galleries: Nature, Rural
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2011
|I wish the foliage challenge was earlier in the month, as I had some great shots that would have fit it, including this one. Oh well, guess I will have to use this as my free study entry. Luckily voting for the free study will be nearly complete when the foliage voting starts, so hopefully the voters won't be worn out on foliage.
This is a scene not far from my house, as you enter a park. The leaves were perfect, including being just brushed off the road by the light traffic. I included the speed limit sign as a part of the scene partly because it gives a starting point of reference, and partly because cloning it out would probably be a DQ for removal of a major element. We'll see how this plays with the voters, who have killed me before for including a sign in a scene like this.
* Chromatic Aberration
* White Balance
* Decrease exposure
* Increase recovery
* Decrease black point
* Increase vibrancy
* Heavy highlights and shadows (I took three shots for an HDR, but that conversion wasn't working the way I wanted)
* Dodge and decrease saturation of the sign
* Topaz DeNoise
* Topaz Adjust
* Clone out two irrelevant signs
* Increase exposure and recovery
* Increase black point
* Increase contrast
* Increase saturation and vibrancy
* Increase definition of non sky areas
* Increase red/yellow/orange saturation
* Increase sky blue saturation and luminance
* Dodge the sign
* Export as TIFF
* Slight sharpen edges
* Save as JPEG
Wow, thank you all for the great comments. The most I have had during voting in a long time.
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