Back Patio

Douglas Pignet 11/13/2011 3:29:58 AM

very nicely done...lovely capture Nikki #1422668

Carolyn M. Fletcher 11/13/2011 3:50:23 AM

You did a great job! It sure did work out well!! #9801272

Tammy M. Anderson 11/13/2011 3:54:17 AM

Great work, Nikki. Love this! #9801283

Patti Coblentz 11/13/2011 3:54:19 AM

I love the exposure and angled POV...great elements in this fantastic image, Nikki! #9801284

Anita Hogue 11/13/2011 3:58:26 AM

Isn't it wonderful what we can do with these wonderful photoshop tools! A wonderful image with awesome textures and the exposure is perfect! #9801298

Michelle Alton 11/13/2011 4:07:06 AM

I never would have known that this was a "problem" image. Great save and it has lots of winner potential! #9801312

Melinda F. Schneider 11/13/2011 4:08:31 AM

A smashing success! #9801317

Jeff Robinson 11/13/2011 4:20:21 AM

Great find and effort to capture this Excellent image Nikki!! #9801331

Shirley Sicurello 11/13/2011 4:55:40 AM

Turned out very well! #9801375

William C. Raco 11/13/2011 5:14:15 AM

This is superb, Nikki
Excellent perspective, subject and exposure
Love it #9801394

Gina Cormier 11/13/2011 7:07:02 AM

I love this!!!!! #9801592

Jack Gaskin 11/13/2011 7:54:27 AM

The Bike looks like a classic

Jack #9801640

Mitch Spence 11/13/2011 9:50:51 AM

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. #9801793

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 11/13/2011 10:37:19 AM

This is a Hands Down Winner NiK!!

The results of your work are Superb!! #9801827

Bob Cournoyer 11/13/2011 3:05:41 PM

Way better than you dared hope... :-) #9802250

Leslie McLain 11/13/2011 4:12:30 PM

Terrific capture, Nikki. Definitely worht the effort. #9802357

David M. Montero 11/13/2011 6:48:00 PM

Marvelous job Nikki!!! #9802580

Tamara K. Walker 11/13/2011 7:50:21 PM

FRAME IT! so I can hang it. #9802647

Nadia Paul 11/14/2011 3:27:18 AM

Definitely worth all the effort Nikki - beautiful result! #9802997

Dayna Cain 11/14/2011 12:03:19 PM

Your experiment paid off! This is fantastic! #9804217

Val Feldman 11/14/2011 12:34:42 PM

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 well done! #9804277

Christopher Budny 11/18/2011 7:13:33 AM

Fingers crossed for this one... I think it is fantastic! #9816384

Lisa J. Boulden 12/15/2011 10:58:10 AM

Fantastic elements and colors, Nikki!
Beautiful work!
~♥~Lisa #9868960

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 1/6/2012 5:33:41 PM

I came back to see if this was a December entry.
Sorry to see it was overlooked in November
Re~enter it NiK #9906322

Mitch Spence 6/24/2012 10:04:36 AM

Just back to look at this once again and remember all the reasons it so appeals to me, Nikki. #10197821

Neal D. Hatcher 6/24/2012 3:16:32 PM

Abosutely -Fantastic-My old eyes think this is a---"WINNER"---- #10198119

Bill Foxworthy 7/30/2012 12:02:22 PM

Fantastic shot Nikki, congratulations and GL.
Bill #10250601

Kathryn Wesserling 7/30/2012 1:01:09 PM

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.

Leslie McLain 7/30/2012 1:39:08 PM

Congrats on a terrific finalist, Nikki. #10251107

Priscilla J. Burgers 7/30/2012 2:29:40 PM

Great composition, despite the barrier. Love how it turned out. I think I shot this bike. Was it on Canyon Road? #10251583

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/30/2012 2:53:34 PM

Fabulous finalist, Nikki!

Debby #10251812

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2012 3:03:43 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Nikki!

jo ann c. #10251872

Lydia Williams 7/30/2012 3:08:28 PM

Fantastic, Nikki...congratulations again on this awesome finalist! #10251910

Stefania Barbier 7/30/2012 3:40:40 PM

WTG Nikki, you got them all this month! they are all gorgeous, congratulations!!! #10252072

David M. Montero 7/30/2012 7:01:35 PM

Salvage it you did. Incredible work Nikki! Congratulations on your Finalist selection! #10253168

Neal D. Hatcher 7/30/2012 7:12:43 PM


Usman M. Bajwa 7/30/2012 10:47:02 PM

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

UB. #10253788

Katarina Mansson 7/31/2012 3:25:33 AM

So beuatiful.
So story telling.
So full of character.
Congratulations Nikki! #10254038

The Judges at 7/31/2012 9:37:30 AM

Nice capture! #10254965

Reynaldo D. Reyes 7/31/2012 9:43:08 AM

Amazing finalist Nikki, this is is outstanding. Congratulations! #10254989

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 10:23:12 AM

Another fav of mine, happy to see it here; congratulations! #10255138

Daniel Ruf 7/31/2012 3:27:13 PM

Congrats. Love the subject and the angle. #10255768

Judy V. Kennamer 7/31/2012 3:29:09 PM

Beautiful Nikki!!!! Congrats!!!!! #10255774

Renee Doyle 8/1/2012 2:30:30 PM

Excellent work Nikki!! Congratulations! #10258387

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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

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 66711/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400,400, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A350

Uploaded on 11/13/2011 3:26:47 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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