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Trashy flare with (pseudo) HDR
by Najinksy
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13-JUL-2007 Najinsky

Twelth Place
Trashy flare with (pseudo) HDR
by Najinksy

Jersey Marina

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/3200s f/4.0 at 60.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Canon DSLR Challenge18-Jul-2007 01:37
Thanks for the comments all. Cindy, I did note the smiley on your challenge thread but wouldn't you know, I was walking back to the boat and saw the tobacco wrapper floating in the muck that gathers at the far end of the Marina. It was literally only minutes after reading your message and I thought light wrapper, dark sea, chance for HDR. Twinkling sun, chance for flare, and obviously it's found trash. Couldn't resist. I had to rush as I had to catch the tide. When I checked later, I wasn't too happy with the result, but after seeing Travellers words of encouragement when I got home, I decided to see what I could make of it. Had to go virtually 100% crop to get any sort of composition and see the tiny flares (I think this lens has a coating to reduce flare, smart choice that!!). EW is the right word, I hate to think what the blob at the top right is!

The blue is entirely artificial. The water started off murky dark grey. After trying HDR software with incredibly poor results, I applied some extreme processing in Aperture and ended up with this.

Sam, I think it is a tobacco packet and the large boxed text on the side says Smoking Kills (in French). I think the smaller boxed text on the front/back is a warning that says something like, smoking this is addictive, don't start. Perhaps a better title for the picture would be Toxic Waste!

Rgds, Najinsky
Canon DSLR Challenge17-Jul-2007 22:51
If only I can understand the writting on it. I like this a lot :) Sam Attal
Canon DSLR Challenge16-Jul-2007 13:19
Beautiful blue!
(Even trash can be beautiful. It's a matter how you look at it.))
Canon DSLR Challenge15-Jul-2007 14:21
Yes, - colorful! Kind of scary to think what could be in that water! EW! The glare and dayglo color with the trash does definitely make an impression - far from the soothing water scenes we as photographers often seek . . . good way to send your message. Cindy
Canon DSLR Challenge15-Jul-2007 11:37
Very colourful scrunge you have over there! Great little sparkles and flare. ~ Regards Melbob
jnconradie14-Jul-2007 21:41
Wow! You did it. I knew you would rise to the challenge!! :-) Wonderful and compliments. Regards jnconradie
Canon DSLR Challenge14-Jul-2007 20:40
See, Naj, I knew you could do it...very....striking(?)....color palate here. Best Wishes, Traveller