The Bean by Moonlight

Uploaded: July 08, 2011 15:19:41


Did a lot of processing in PSE8 here. Started with RAW file, ran several Topaz filters and extended the canvas to run the Flaming Pear Flood filter. Added my own stars and moon. A lot of tweeking.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: NIKON D90


August 25, 2011

Gorgeous #1403849

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 25, 2011

Terrific post-processing work, Michael. CONGRATZ and expect seeing this again!!!

UB. #9631594

Michael McCook level-classic August 26, 2011

Thanks so much Usman...I appreciate it. And a special thanks to the judges for taking the time to comment. I know how busy you must be. #9632378

Leslie McLain level-deluxe August 26, 2011

As a Bean lover, this is a very cool image. Congrats on your terrific winner. #9634365

Merna L. Nobile August 26, 2011

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 27, 2011

That's some slick work, Michael! Gorgeous results; congratulations! #9637242

Michael McCook level-classic August 28, 2011

Thanks Leslie, Merna and Christopher for you gracious comments. #9638249

Maria Coulson August 31, 2011

Love it! Congratulations. #9645088

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 31, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645655

Rosemary Sampson level-classic September 08, 2011

Wonderful capture, Michael. Love the perspective and the lighting. Use of the pear flood is an added bonus. #9661413

Michael McCook level-classic September 09, 2011

Thank you so much Maria, Usman and Rosemary! #9662043

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