Photographer's Note

I took this picture near the village of Artemida where 23 people died during the recent fires in Peloponnisos,Greece. I was in the area those days spending my holidays, as my father's village Milea is very near (see my previous TE post) and Artemida is actually my mother's village.

well,here's the story behind the photo:

-- now an important note about the image itself:

I shot 3 NEFs of the scene (no manipulation there,of course) and tonemapped them lightly in Photomatix. I then adjusted contrast, resized, sharpened and posted the photo. nothing else.

this spooky brownish tone was the original tint of the land and the air those days and anyone who was in the area can prove that.

the problem is that when i uploaded on TE a similar photo from the very same place a couple weeks ago, shot again for HDR and treated exactly the same like this one, it was removed by TE officials as "violating the TE rules of service" for "excessive post-processing". I replied explaining my procedure, which in fact complies to these Terms ( , #3) but i got no answer.

i believe it was 'reported' by someone who had never been in a similar situation to know what it really looks like ;)

thank you.

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