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Back Patio

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Back Patio
Back Patio
Found this in Santa Fe in March, 2011 -- these objects had obviously been on this small, deeply shaded patio area a very long time. I had to lean over a barrier and shoot around a corner to get it. The light/shadow contrast was extreme so I created five exposures of the image digitally and combined them in Photomatix to see if I could salvage the shot. I like the way this experiment turned out -- much better than I dared hope.
Resubmitted June 24, 2012
Category: Catch-All

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Doug Pignet
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    very nicely done...lovely capture Nikki


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11/13/2011 3:29:58 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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You did a great job! It sure did work out well!!


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11/13/2011 3:50:23 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Great work, Nikki. Love this!


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11/13/2011 3:54:17 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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I love the exposure and angled POV...great elements in this fantastic image, Nikki!


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11/13/2011 3:54:19 AM

 
Anita Hogue
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Isn't it wonderful what we can do with these wonderful photoshop tools! A wonderful image with awesome textures and the exposure is perfect!


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11/13/2011 3:58:26 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I never would have known that this was a "problem" image. Great save and it has lots of winner potential!


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11/13/2011 4:07:06 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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A smashing success!


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11/13/2011 4:08:31 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great find and effort to capture this Excellent image Nikki!!


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11/13/2011 4:20:21 AM

 
Shirley Sicurello
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Turned out very well!


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11/13/2011 4:55:40 AM

 
William C. Raco
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This is superb, Nikki
Excellent perspective, subject and exposure
Love it


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11/13/2011 5:14:15 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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I love this!!!!!


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11/13/2011 7:07:02 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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NICE WORK
The Bike looks like a classic

Jack


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11/13/2011 7:54:27 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Whew, lots of work, but I know why you did it, because the elements are great. I really like this so much and am trying to define for myself just why. The angled rather than straightened lines (chair, window, etc.)--yes, nice. The angle of view making the rear of the bike larger as the foreground. Well, lots of stuff. Very nice, Nikki.


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11/13/2011 9:50:51 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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This is a Hands Down Winner NiK!!

The results of your work are Superb!!


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11/13/2011 10:37:19 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Way better than you dared hope... :-)


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11/13/2011 3:05:41 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Terrific capture, Nikki. Definitely worht the effort.


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11/13/2011 4:12:30 PM

 
David M. Montero
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Marvelous job Nikki!!!


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11/13/2011 6:48:00 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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FRAME IT! so I can hang it.


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11/13/2011 7:50:21 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Definitely worth all the effort Nikki - beautiful result!


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11/14/2011 3:27:18 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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Your experiment paid off! This is fantastic!


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11/14/2011 12:03:19 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Excellent, excellent work, Nikki! I have to agree w/Mitch - there's so much to like and admire in this capture - from your impeccable processing to all the various elements, to the colors...well, you get the idea (we ALL did! :) - it all works beautifully...so well done!


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11/14/2011 12:34:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fingers crossed for this one... I think it is fantastic!


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11/18/2011 7:13:33 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic elements and colors, Nikki!
Beautiful work!
~♥~Lisa


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12/15/2011 10:58:10 AM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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I came back to see if this was a December entry.
Sorry to see it was overlooked in November
Re~enter it NiK


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1/6/2012 5:33:41 PM

 
Mitch Spence
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Just back to look at this once again and remember all the reasons it so appeals to me, Nikki.


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6/24/2012 10:04:36 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Abosutely -Fantastic-My old eyes think this is a---"WINNER"----


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6/24/2012 3:16:32 PM

 
Bill Foxworthy
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Fantastic shot Nikki, congratulations and GL.
Bill


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7/30/2012 12:02:22 PM

 
Kathy Wesserling
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Wonderful Finalist (and the story of its creation is too.) Photomatix has 'saved' some of my old ones too. That was such a smart move on your part, because the whole scene was worth all the extra effort.


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7/30/2012 1:01:09 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a terrific finalist, Nikki.


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7/30/2012 1:39:08 PM

 
Priscilla J. Burgers
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Great composition, despite the barrier. Love how it turned out. I think I shot this bike. Was it on Canyon Road?


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7/30/2012 2:29:40 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Fabulous finalist, Nikki!

Congratulations!
Debby


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7/30/2012 2:53:34 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!

jo ann c.


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7/30/2012 3:03:43 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Fantastic, Nikki...congratulations again on this awesome finalist!


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7/30/2012 3:08:28 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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WTG Nikki, you got them all this month! they are all gorgeous, congratulations!!!


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7/30/2012 3:40:40 PM

 
David M. Montero
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Salvage it you did. Incredible work Nikki! Congratulations on your Finalist selection!


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7/30/2012 7:01:35 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS


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7/30/2012 7:12:43 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Wow, great salvage work and shot, Nikki. CONGRATZ on a terrific Finalist and good luck up next!

UB.


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7/30/2012 10:47:02 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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So beuatiful.
So story telling.
So full of character.
Congratulations Nikki!


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7/31/2012 3:25:33 AM

 
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Nice capture!


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7/31/2012 9:37:30 AM

 
Reynaldo D. Reyes
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Amazing finalist Nikki, this is is outstanding. Congratulations!


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7/31/2012 9:43:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Another fav of mine, happy to see it here; congratulations!


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7/31/2012 10:23:12 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats. Love the subject and the angle.


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7/31/2012 3:27:13 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful Nikki!!!! Congrats!!!!!


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7/31/2012 3:29:09 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Excellent work Nikki!! Congratulations!


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8/1/2012 2:30:30 PM

 
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