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Old Aug 21, 2012, 1:04 PM   #1
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Made a small hike to the top of a cell phone tower hill located about eight miles outside of Indiana, PA. A little storm had rolled through the area and I was just driving around waiting to see if a rainbow would appear over the lake. However I could see none was coming, so i decided to see what the sunset would be like. Thankfully i choose the right area to be in as this was breathtaking being up there. This is an HDR image taken with a Canon 60D, Canon 10-22mm EF-S lens. Merged in Photomatix Pro v4.2.2. Slight level adjustment was made to the sky using a layer mask in Photoshop CS6 to tone down the brightness a little. Slight sharpening was made to the sky.

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Old Aug 21, 2012, 7:42 PM   #2
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A lovely scene well captured. Nice HDR processing.
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This could have been anywhere in the world -- Africa, Americas, or Asia (not that I've been to all those places...). Amazing shot and pp.
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I like this a lot...Very nice all the way around.
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Nice composition, framing, and HDR treatment Travis.
Very much like the position at which you took the image.

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Old Aug 24, 2012, 9:27 AM   #6
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I really like how you did the foreground, outstanding shot.
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You said it was taken with a Canon EF-S 12-24....was it a Canon 10-22 by chance? I've been looking for a wide angle for my crop body and have not seen this Canon before. Also, how small was your aperture? Looks very crisp from fore to back!!!
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Wow. Very nice. Everything comes together in this one. And yes, well processed.
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Old Aug 25, 2012, 2:24 AM   #9
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Quadna, you are correct. I mislabelled the lens, it is the Canon EF-S 10-22mm The aperture was set to f/11 with an ISO of 400. The focal length was 10mm. I focused to just beyond where the hill drops off in front of me for the best overall focus.

I've noticed with this lens that I really don't have to stop down the aperture very much for infinity focus to be achieved. I only went to f/11 because the light was changing fast and I didn't want to risk not getting something in focus

And thank you to all the above for your compliments!

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Old Aug 26, 2012, 7:44 AM   #10
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Thanks for the update Tswen. I'm liking the 10-22 more and more now
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