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Mud Flats at Night
Mud Flats at Night

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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Home, Washington, USA
Date: Nov 23, 2011
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 400
Shutter: 15 seconds + flash
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2012

Low tide at Carr Inlet on southern Puget Sound, looking southeast past Fox and McNeil Islands. Editing suggestions courtesy of [user]Bear_Music[/user].

-Tripod, timer, manual mode, manual focus
-Onboard flash fired, rear-curtain sync
-Focal Length 36mm (35mm EQ)
-Noise-reduction with PictureCooler
-Many RGB and Blue/Yellow Curves through various masks
-Some local Burning-in
-Second pass of noise-reduction to composite image
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-Dodging to highlight stars
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 10/10 = 300KB

File: NiteMud_IMG_5853v2-DPC

Place: 391 out of 410
Avg (all users): 4.6949
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6186
Avg (non-participants): 5.0476
Views since voting: 399
Views during voting: 430
Votes: 236
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 11:25:06 PM
Wild looking landscapre. The over-editing killed the original image though.
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02/23/2012 04:25:20 PM
I love the velvety, gritty, muddy tones and textures.
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02/23/2012 09:06:35 AM
I don't like the editing of this image. Spot editing is clearly visible and the image is really noisy.
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02/18/2012 12:44:14 PM
Strange, out of the ordinary, but interesting nonetheless.
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02/16/2012 07:48:35 AM
Briliant foreground subjects and colors. Well done!
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02/15/2012 06:50:22 AM
much too dark. no details to speak of.
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02/13/2012 07:29:25 PM
Not my style of processing. It's hard to determine the depth on this shot. On the positive side. It's just an opinion from someone who doesn't take many landscape shots. 5
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02/13/2012 05:04:59 PM
love the green and chocolate brown tones- adds mystery.
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02/11/2012 10:05:44 PM
A nice vantage point and but the noise in this image is majorly strong, a good denoising would have helped this shot along.
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02/11/2012 04:24:32 PM
Very difficult to shoot something like this at night.
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02/10/2012 11:37:44 PM
A nice composition, but it's a bit hard to see the mud flats. There's quite a bit of "blotchiness" and color noise which detracts from the overall quality of the presentation, but I the city lights on the hills beyond.
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02/10/2012 03:27:30 AM
Oh dear, this looks over processed to me, still I can see some potential in the scene, but the PP, not good.
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