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Steve M. Harrington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2005
    Hey, Rich! This image is boldly conceived and executed. It has a remarkable sense of depth that grows as I study it. Interesting tones as well.
I am still working away with Photomatrix and your suggestions. I am beginning to get the beast under control. :)
Steve


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7/8/2009 12:35:33 PM

 
Rich Helmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
 

Thanks Steve! When I saw this truck I was really drawn to it. The color is amazing. I only used 70% on the color saturation and 90% on the strength. I think it turned out okay. When I went all the way up on saturation and strength I started losing detail and the color got a little too crazy. Glad to hear you are doing well with Photomatix and l look forward to seeing what you have done with it! Take care and I will talk with you later! Rich


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7/8/2009 7:51:02 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2005
 

Good on you, Rich! A well deserved finalist.
Steve


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7/21/2009 4:53:31 PM

 
Rich Helmer
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Thank you very much Steve!!!


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7/21/2009 9:50:18 PM

 
Linda Blair
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/14/2006
 

This is awesome...congrats on your well deserved winner!!!!!!


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7/22/2009 4:17:45 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Better on you, Rich! :)


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7/22/2009 4:26:46 PM

 
Rich Helmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
 

Thank you very much Linda & Steve!!! I am in shock and very excited!!!


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7/22/2009 8:40:07 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Wow Rich what an awesome finalist, huge congrats!!


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7/22/2009 9:02:19 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Oh no even better I meant WINNER!!!!


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7/22/2009 9:03:28 PM

 
Rich Helmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
 

Thank you Janice!!!! What a great way to end the day!!!


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7/22/2009 9:04:57 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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I know what a great feeling, enjoy!!


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7/22/2009 9:07:57 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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WTG, Rich. CONGRATS on striking GOLD!

UB.


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7/23/2009 3:09:45 AM

 
Karen Walzer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
 

Love this one! Congratulations on winning. This deserved it!


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7/24/2009 6:13:10 PM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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A fine win. Love this shot.


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7/29/2009 6:57:07 PM

 
Rich Helmer
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Thank you all very much!!! :)


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7/29/2009 8:52:26 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats for your gorgeous winner Rich!


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8/10/2009 9:06:19 AM

 
Rich Helmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
 

Thank you very much Stefania!!! I was really surprised!


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8/10/2009 11:29:20 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Rich, truly excellent! WTG!


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9/4/2009 7:59:30 AM

 
Rich Helmer
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Thank you Donna!!!!


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9/5/2009 11:21:30 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible WINNER,Rich!


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10/24/2009 5:38:45 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Rich on your Win!!!


Dominick


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11/15/2009 4:40:21 AM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations on this wonderful image Rich!
You did such a beautiful job on this. I love the effects you created.


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12/26/2009 7:29:35 AM

 
Jesse M. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2008
 

Hi, rich! This is a wonderful picture! I was just wondering if you could tell how you got that amazing effect on the picture. I just love the look of this.


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1/21/2010 7:57:14 AM

 
Rich Helmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/4/2008
 

Hey Jesse, I used a software program called Photomatix Pro. It helps to process multiple exposures and create an HDR image. Really easy to use too! Thanks!!!


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1/22/2010 8:37:53 AM

 
Teresa Moore
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2005
 

Very nice HDR image. The old cars are really good subjects for this process, and you have captured the beauty perfectly.


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1/23/2010 10:05:35 AM

 
Jesse M. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2008
 

thank you! i'll have to look that up. i've heard you can get a similar effect with one photo but im not sure how to do so.


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1/23/2010 7:30:52 PM

 
Rich Helmer
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You got it Jesse! I have not tried that but it does do that off one photo too. It is just such a simple program, which is good for me!!!! :)


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1/23/2010 7:34:53 PM

 
Jesse M. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2008
 

yeah, simple is what i'm looking for. photoshop is right over my head. thanks for all your help.


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1/23/2010 8:02:24 PM

 
Lori Carlson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2005
 

Love how you've given such a close up yet room to feel the surroundings! It's bold! And I love it! Congrats to you, Rich! =)


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4/8/2010 7:59:10 PM

 
Rich Helmer
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Thank you very much Lori!!!! :)


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4/8/2010 8:03:47 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Super capture and effects...love it! Congrats on the win...did you use topaz?


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4/27/2010 8:13:23 AM

 
Rich Helmer
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Thanks Shelly, this was done with Photomatix!


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4/27/2010 8:21:29 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats on your win here. Very nice HDR work to "pop" it. Great gallery, beautiful work.


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4/28/2010 2:58:40 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Thanks Rich....I have that program, but no clue how to use it....any suggestions?


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4/28/2010 7:41:41 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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A belated congratulations on your win for this great image, Rich. Love the dents and rust and details and pov and background and . . . . Nice work!


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4/28/2010 7:43:55 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congratulations on this winner and I love your HDR work throughout your gallery! Great job!


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8/3/2010 11:57:17 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your wonderful winner and your exciting gallery, Rich!


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12/16/2010 4:34:03 PM

 
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