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Old Tractor Put Out to Pasture       ©2014 Edward
Nikon D7100       2nd place, 167 points
1/750s, f3.8, ISO 100, 27mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: 4 bracketed exposure shots, processed using
Photomatix and Corel PaintShop Pro.
      Extra Info: This rusty old tractor caught my eye as I was
driving by on my way to the Great Sand Dunes
in Colorado.
 
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Edward
May 12, 2014
    Thanks everyone for your comments and your votes. A nice finish I am happy with, but I see there are still a few "holdouts" I haven't won over to HDR photography . . . (yet!) - LOL!

Mepo
May 12, 2014
    Congratulations - well deserved finish.

Jade O.
May 12, 2014
    What me not instructional?! I wondered if that slope was just the result of continental divide! Figures, the shot IS perfect! Congrats on a fine image!

Lo
May 12, 2014
    Congratulations - all your hard work really paid off

mrsawyer
May 12, 2014
    Congrats on another high finish!

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mrsawyer
May 12, 2014
    A dandy find for the challenge. Well-presented.

Mepo
May 12, 2014
    Good spotting and beautifully presented.

kerszkavet
May 12, 2014
    great picture - brilliant subject and composition; and level of detail is amazing. For me, the HDR is a too much, but it is a matter of taste, and you still get my vote

Lo
May 11, 2014
    Amazing amount of detail due to the HDR. Love the composition. Despite the strength of the main subject, that wonderful landscape still manages to make an impact as well.

Edward
May 11, 2014
    Cookiejar: Using Photomatix to work with 4 differently exposed shots allows me to manipulate and manage highlights, shadows, colors and details that is just very difficult, if not impossible, to do with one photo. Still, good HDR imagery takes a lot of editing work. The results I get from Photomatix may be only one of 2 or 3 other images of the same shot that I will create using other software, and then combine to create a final version. It would take 4-5 detailed paragraphs to fully explain my processing methods.
Edited on May 11, 2014

Edward
May 10, 2014
    Jade: I always look forward to your entertaining (if not additionally instructional) comments. I'm pretty sure the ground and the shot were level, but the horizon is deceptive because the desert is slowing rising toward the base of the distant mountains.
Edited on May 10, 2014

babysister
May 10, 2014
    Wonderful and against a dramatic background

forkcandles
May 10, 2014
    the overall image has a softness which detracts from an otherwise quite powerful image

Phil99
May 10, 2014
    Not only a great photo of the tractor but a brilliant landscape photo too.

Jade O.
May 10, 2014
    Yeah, o.k., so you got a great background, great HDR control, great subject, made it well framed and controlled your lighting, to the point you could have put this in a photo mag retrospective of great HDR shots. Am I supposed to be impressed? ;-) (I am.)

Desperate to find something to critique, is it possible your horizon is off level? Should the frame be rotated a bit counter-clockwise?
Edited on May 10, 2014

SteveBee
May 10, 2014
    Very nice capture and composition. I like the HDR effect on this photo.

cookiejar
May 10, 2014
    Wonderful painterly style. Great subject. I don't understand your post processing but I gather 4 shots are merged into one and this gives it the surreal feel?
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