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Taken in the early evening of July 19, 2009 at the community pond down the road from our home in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. There are two little surprises here, but they’re pretty hard to see in this small version … one is the fishing pier which appears at the end of the cat-o-nine-tails just up and slightly to the right of center. The other surprise is a little dragonfly hovering above the right chair.
This image was tonemapped in Photomatix 3.1 from a single jpeg image which was reproduced 4 times in Photoshop to evals of +/-2. It was then returned to Photoshop and given a light, selective Orton, then blended again with the original tonemapped image and given some tweaking with levels. I also popped it into Capture Nx2 .. not because it was a raw image but because I like their sharpening tool.
Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200 mm vr Nikon lens at shutter speed 1/200, aperture 7.1, exp. -.33 and iso 640.