I am reposting this photo. This is the same photo that was removed by TE coordinators saying that it is extensively post-processed. The photo within the two black borders are processed the regular way in Photoshop. I adjusted the "Levels Control", adjusted "Saturation Control" and sharpened it using "Unsharp Mask Control". The changed I did is reducing the words on the bottome frame. I left "Saving The Past" (the title of my photo) and "The Cliff House" (location of the photo). Previously I also have these words on the bottom frame, "Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA"
The National Park Service is doing a nice job in preserving the past here at Mesa Verde National Park. The looting of historical furnishing and utensils in the different cliff houses for resale have been stopped. The cliff houses' areas have been secured with well placed security gates and doors to prevent nigh burglaries.
This photo was taken at one of the cliff dwellings. This one is called the Cliff House or Cliff Palace. It is one of the ruins of over 600 cliff dwellings inhabited between 500-1276. The picture was taken through an opening on one of the ruined walls.
JPG (8-bit)converted from RAW (12 bit)
Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
Lens: Nikkor VR 18-200 F/3.5-4.6G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Comp.: -0.5 EV
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: More Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe sRGB)
Tone Comp.: High Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Image Comment: Copyright (C) 2009 Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off
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coco (30439) 2009-07-24 13:23
What nice and smart work with the composition. This photo looks very very cool and I like it a lot.
Silvio1953 (151717) 2009-07-29 0:43
Ciao Andre, superb natural frame on interesting architecture, splendid light, very well done, ciao Silvio
jmcl (14535) 2009-07-29 11:17
I love the perspective created by the view and your lines. The tone is beautiful .. I love the range of light from the foreground on out. .. such a thoughtful place ... the fact that you managed to get an shot devoid of people is amazing in and of itself .
- Copyright: Andre Salvador (erdna) (5711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-05-30
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-200mm AF-S, VR, Promaster 72 mm UV Filter
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): SAVING THE PAST, MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-24 10:42