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The Fiddle
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The Fiddle
The Fiddle
To dramatise the power of the hoedown I took a tight view of this fiddler and applied soft-light blended texuturing. Previously the image was multiply blended, selectively dodged and burned, and had a motion blur applied. Numerous other minor tweaks were involved.

Exposure Time: 1/80 F-stop: f/22.0
Focal Length: 24.00

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Usman Bajwa
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    What a fascinating piece of art and great processing, Dale. This, I hope gets a gold, good luck!

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7/20/2012 5:04:52 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Beautiful Image Dale!
Congratulations

8/29/2012 8:56:14 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Nice work on this tight composition Dale and huge Congratulations.

8/29/2012 9:01:33 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Usman, Wm, and Emile, thanks so much for the support. You would not believe what the orginal image looked like! :o)

8/29/2012 9:18:14 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great image and treatment!! Congratulations the BP kudos!

8/29/2012 5:05:16 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Randy. Here is the original image taken that day.

8/29/2012 5:11:13 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What a transformation! Great job; congratulations!

8/30/2012 8:45:28 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Christopher. Salvaging "round file" shots has given me an excellent education in the use of Post processing tools. LOL. I have lots and lots of material. :o)

8/30/2012 9:38:18 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist selection Dale!

8/31/2012 12:27:55 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thank you Dave. Appreciate it very much.

8/31/2012 8:25:47 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fannnn..tastic finalist Dale!

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9/6/2012 6:59:41 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Hi Jo Ann. Thank you very much.

9/6/2012 7:14:51 PM

 
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