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Cusco, Peru. 3 Shot HDR

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10 - 20 sigma
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Beetles About
Username:dandeakin dandeakin
Uploaded:31 May 2008 - 11:44 AM
Tags:Beetle, Cusco, Cuzco, Digitally manipulated, Hdr, Landscape / travel, Peru, Tone mapped, Transport, Travel
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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
31 May 2008 - 11:54 AM

like this a lot, great HDR work.

Neil

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MediumSizeUnavailable

WOW ! That is one of the few exceptions where I absolutely adore the HDR. Shortlisted !

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Michelle_S
31 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

Amazing, fantastic light/detail and i love those cars Smile

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2008 - 10:04 PM

Colour combinations to die for. Gosh this is good and sadly under-appreciated.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 9:56 AM

Yeap WOW superb, congrats on the EC

Les F

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photodocktor
1 Jun 2008 - 10:01 AM

Neglected but I suspect it will be running for along time yet a nice image.
Cheers Mick.

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User_Removed
1 Jun 2008 - 10:02 AM

well done on the EC, great piece of image making

di

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 10:07 AM

Surpeb image.
Love the pov and all the colours.
Great subject matter.
Congrats on your well deserved EC Smile


~Alley~

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:45 AM

Brilliant use of HDR, a superb image in my opinion

Rob

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:52 AM

suberb use of HDR!
congrats on the award too Smile

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 11:55 AM

The woman in the shot seems to be moving. How did you keep her so sharp while doing 3 exposures?

Yeap, brilliant HDR.

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dandeakin
dandeakin  6201 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 12:24 PM

Wow, thanks for the EC. I thought the image had run its course and i've spent the last hour or two working on a few more beetle shots. Very surprised to have a look this morning and find an EC...thanks again.

Colranekoh - Photomatix has a box you can click to try and account for moving objects - it often does a surprisingly good job but not here. Instead i took the image where the moving women was correcty exposed (the 0EV in this case) and blended the relevent area as a layer mask on top of the HDR image. Then a couple of small adjustments to the "woman layer" to make it look right. incidently I almost got rid of her completely as i wasn't sure if she was distracting. Hope that all makes sense.

I should point out that when I saw the beetle from the bottom of the street i thought of Paul Stefan's East meets West Image. I had my 10 - 20mm and this was the result. Thanks for the comments.

Dan

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ESP
ESP  726 forum posts England
1 Jun 2008 - 2:17 PM

Superior in every way Smile

Sara

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 2:33 PM

Many thanks for the explanation.
Congrats again.

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 4:37 PM

This is superb Dan and congrats on the EC Smile

Mark.

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2008 - 4:44 PM

glad you kept the women in...she adds something to what is an already stunning image

phil

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dathersmith
1 Jun 2008 - 4:54 PM

Superb HDR of a well composed image. Congratulations on the EC, well deserved.

Darren.

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Dennis_Bromage

Stunning image. Perfect in every way. Congrats on the well deserved EC

Den

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AmbientLife
1 Jun 2008 - 8:15 PM

Great depth and tonal use, superb!
Tim

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clevercloggs
2 Jun 2008 - 3:06 AM

great photo and like the colours in particular.congrats on the ec

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viscostatic
2 Jun 2008 - 7:57 AM

Wonderful composition and perspective - just what a 10-20 lens should be used for. I am also impressed by your use of 3 shot HDR as the image still looks natural, unlike many, with correct exposure throught.

Phil.

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User_Removed
2 Jun 2008 - 8:32 AM

Stunning shot with extremely good use of HDR.

Chris C

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richardwheel
2 Jun 2008 - 8:57 AM

well done on POTW, it's a superb photo and well deserved Smile

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Guillaume
Guillaume  7119 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:19 AM

Awesome image! A well-deserved POTW. Congrats.
Guillaume

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colin
colin  10697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:27 AM

Congrats! A worthy POW winner. Love the use of the wide angles lens, and as has been said, great HDR treatment.
Colin

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User_Removed
2 Jun 2008 - 9:34 AM

Congratulations Dan. First class work and a worthy POTW.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 9:43 AM

excellent work

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 10:13 AM

Lol but when I commented "gosh this is good but sadly under-appreciated" you had eight clicks and no gongs.

I'm really pleased that this has done so well .........

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Michelle_S
2 Jun 2008 - 10:14 AM

Came back as i saw DaveU's comment in the latest comments section,and im glad i did Smile you deserve all those awards it really is a fantastic photo congrats Smile

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smileylaura
2 Jun 2008 - 11:17 AM

Absolutely love this - I could stare at it and enjoy the detail for ages!

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 12:07 PM

well done

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dandeakin
dandeakin  6201 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 12:44 PM

Thanks for all the comments and awards. I uploaded on a Saturday morning and I thought it had maxed out with 18 votes by saturday afternoon. Really pleased to get an EC and very very surprised about the POTW. Thanks for again all the comments.
Dan

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 1:03 PM

Congrats on all the awards, very well derserved, super shot!

Mike

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ESP  726 forum posts England
2 Jun 2008 - 2:29 PM

Just returned to add my congratulations Smile

Sara

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clevercloggs
2 Jun 2008 - 2:35 PM

well done, great choice for photo of the week

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dazzaman
dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
2 Jun 2008 - 2:52 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW

daz

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Serkta
Serkta  642 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 4:45 PM

Simply stunning work. The colour of the beetle against the scene is perfect. Great work. Cheers, Raife

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anpix
anpix  688 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Jun 2008 - 5:59 PM

Great photo love the angle well done on award definitely deserves it.

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alwolf
alwolf  7341 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2008 - 6:53 PM

Great image, shows how good HDR can be
alan

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
2 Jun 2008 - 6:57 PM

Cracking colours and powerful perspective. Great job and congrats!
Howard

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
2 Jun 2008 - 7:40 PM

one of the very best HDRs I´ve ever seen!

Congrats on the POTW! So very well deserved!!!

Jouko

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Skier
Skier  11203 forum posts China
3 Jun 2008 - 2:40 PM

Now I get what HDR is about and can do. The sharpness is already fantastic but the way you have brought out the colours is superb. I know Cusco relatively well and (on my onitor at least) you have got the colours of the stone work (post storm) to a 'T'.

Definately worth viewing large to catch the lady sat behind the car.

Congrats on the PotW.

Ben

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rossi
rossi  11142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2008 - 3:48 PM

It doesn't get any better than this!!

Ian

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wyatturp  8 England
3 Jun 2008 - 4:13 PM

WELL DONE ON ALL THE AWARDS, great to look at
DougSmile

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
4 Jun 2008 - 6:56 AM

Fantastic use of HDR!
Congrats on RC & EC & POTW awards!

Rgds
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twistor  1080 forum posts United Kingdom
4 Jun 2008 - 12:45 PM

Excellent!

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LGPhotographix

Fantastic image, well done on the POTW.

Lee.

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KTB
KTB  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 1:28 PM

Deserving winner of POTW - wonderful composition and colour and I love how the car has been lit.

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2008 - 7:08 PM

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant,........jojo

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bugman293371
4 Jun 2008 - 11:16 PM

Superb!!!

Almost unnoticable HDR.

And I love Beetles too!!!

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tomeda
tomeda  6 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 - 7:30 AM

This is fabulous!!!

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5 Jun 2008 - 8:56 AM

Brilliant

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minicooper
5 Jun 2008 - 6:44 PM

well done

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Cj-Photography
5 Jun 2008 - 10:19 PM

Excellent image well done.

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FrozenGRUDGE
7 Jun 2008 - 11:07 PM

Excellent photo! Good defination!

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MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jun 2008 - 10:46 AM

This is what HDR Is all about,superb tonal detail right through and a well spotted opportunity,
Mike

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tobyg  6 England
8 Jun 2008 - 7:39 PM

Amazing angle, great shot.

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bangalicious
16 Jun 2008 - 12:28 PM

Well done for the POTW.

I am not usually a big HDR fan, but this could turn me. Nice One.

Anil.

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Goggz  72301 forum posts Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2008 - 5:37 PM

Nuthin to add here - a darn good image Smile

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clint1978  7 Gibraltar
22 Jun 2008 - 11:35 PM

This shot has inspired me to try out HDR. The texture and colour of the beetle looks so real, that I can almost reach out, open the car and drive up that perfectly exposed street.

I notice a bit of glare on the left hand side of the car, is that intentional?

Great!

Clint

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User_Removed
2 Jul 2008 - 7:43 PM

absolutely love this, great work and congrats on the EC & POTW

rgds
Dave

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BrianSutherland

Fantastic Shot Perfectly Exposed

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liparig  10233 forum posts United States
3 Sep 2008 - 12:42 AM

stunning and perfect well done
joe

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3 Sep 2008 - 9:19 PM

Great composition

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Quote: WOW ! That is one of the few exceptions where I absolutely adore the HDR. Shortlisted !

My sediments exactly..... perfect and I wish i could do this stuff... this is the image that will propell me toward this technique .. thank you
Paul

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beverleymiddleton

Love this picture - I've shown it to so many people as a exceptional example of this technique !

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artusdesign
15 Dec 2008 - 7:24 PM

Stunner!
Art

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lgc  1062 forum posts England
16 Apr 2009 - 3:34 AM

excellent!!!!

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Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2009 - 7:56 AM

STUNNING
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