The Time Tunnel

10:02 a.m. on May 8, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks for taking a look !

Here are the basic stages on how the photo was made.

In-camera settings:

This was a camera mistake on my part. The camera rolled off a small log
on to the forest floor right after the self timer count (the camera is fine, D80 are tough lol)
and this is what the camera captured.

-Nikon D80/Nikkor 18-200mmVR
-1/10 second @ f/22
-ISO 100
-Ev -1 1/3
-Vr off
-self timer 5 sec

Software editing: (Nikon Capture NX2)

-straightened the photo (as the camera captured the trees on a 45 degree

-converted the photo to black and white

-lightened (dodge) all the highlights in the photo that are natural occurring

-added tad of global contrast boost

-healed out any sensor dust

-added a blue Duotone tint by moving the WB whitebalance slider to
a very cold temp to add mood to the photo

-added a tad of global USM sharpening

-used the sliders in (levels) to set the final exposure

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes


1:15 p.m. on May 8, 2011 (EDT)
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Argh ,, fancy photo, but, what did you say ??

5:52 p.m. on May 8, 2011 (EDT)
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Dang, That's exactly how it looks at full moon with a wearwolf bearing down on camp.  As someone famous once said "......lets do the time warp again....."

7:31 p.m. on May 8, 2011 (EDT)
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All I can think of is Dr Who

11:30 p.m. on May 8, 2011 (EDT)
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I see Billy and Tommy and Julie and Jane. Theres Brian, Becky, Patsy, and Paul.....

All joking aside, another cool pic! THX

9:28 p.m. on May 13, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks everyone for the comments !

Take care,

Dwayne Oakes

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