99.99% of our photography falls within a certain acceptable range of exposure—one filled with color and detail. Last week's Shooting Challenge was dedicated to the rare .01% that's blinded by the light. The resulting shots are incredible.
Second Runner Up
I shot most of the photo with the exposure I wanted, but used photoshop to up the exposure, gamma correction, noise reduction and unsharp mask.
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm VR
Focal Length: 50mm
[Ed note: I have a feeling that the larger you can look at this, the more you can appreciate the gradient of detail and the more striking it would be. Imagine a wall-sized print.]
First Runner Up
Camera: Canon Eos 40d
Lens: Canon 24-70 2.8L USM
Focal Length: 52mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
[Ed note: I was just struck by the simple, clever play of black and white.]
Michelangelo´s "Creation of Men" inspired me to this "Adam´s sight of view".
I shot "Gods hand" with my Canon Eos 500D and the Canon 18-55mm lens.Also used a tripod and a remote trigger. 1/4 sec. Iso 800, into the sunlight. No software adjustments except for crop and resize.
[Ed note: My mind just kept coming back to this one.]
The notable shots mentioned here barely represent the creativity and awesome execution of this week's challenge, ranging from subtle clipping to complete whiteouts. Thanks to everyone for participating, and readers, be sure to mention your favorites in the comments!
UPDATE: Download wallpaper sizes here.
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