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Lament
Ken


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Challenge: Free Study XVII (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: International Friendship Gardens, Michigan City IN
Date: Aug 12, 2007
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 12, 2007

Taken at International Friendship Gardens in Michigan City. The gardens are maintained by volunteers and they are trying to get the gardens back to their state from years ago. There are different sections representing different countries, but the flowers are the same throughout. I stood on my daughter's wagon to get this while my wife pulled a distracting flower off to the side.

convert from raw
hue/sat
create layer, add blur, change mode to multiply
sharpen background layer
levels
curves
B&W
dodge/burn petals
heal a few imperfections in flower
resize
save for web


Statistics
Place: 46 out of 452
Avg (all users): 6.3837
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3587
Avg (non-participants): 6.4125
Views since voting: 1332
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 172
Comments: 18
Favorites: 7 (view)


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10/05/2008 03:15:51 PM
How beautiful!
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08/26/2008 10:12:01 AM
Ken i love this photo looks quite exceptional. I love the detail.
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07/05/2008 01:59:48 AM
i absoluetly love this photo hanging on my wall, thank you so much again, i can never repay you.
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06/03/2008 08:13:08 PM
This photo is fantastic!
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08/20/2007 12:37:21 AM
stunning photograph ... perfectly processed .. :)
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08/20/2007 12:25:54 AM
Nice photo Ken. Like the pen and ink look.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/19/2007 11:29:41 PM
Great processing! I never thought flowers would look so good in B & W *8*
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08/19/2007 02:55:13 PM
Wow, just wow.
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08/17/2007 06:35:15 PM
beautiful, silvery, edges on the petals enhances the flower...
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08/16/2007 06:34:20 PM
Excellent! I love to take pics of flowers and turn them b/w. It brings out all the texture in the flower that you normally don't really see because the color kind of obscures it...
kudos
TC
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08/16/2007 01:46:03 PM
Haunting in a way. Love it.
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08/15/2007 01:14:38 PM
it looks like a painting! i would love to see a before after on this one, the water dropplets are a nice touch this is wonderful
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08/14/2007 05:06:24 PM
Great bw image, like the rain drops on pedals. psart 9
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08/13/2007 07:47:10 PM
This is very beautiful :)In my top 10 for this challenge.
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08/13/2007 03:57:38 PM
this is gorgeous! LOVE the tones and textures /10
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08/13/2007 09:08:19 AM
nice tonality.
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08/13/2007 09:00:34 AM
needs improvement on compostition
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08/13/2007 05:12:17 AM
Beautiful, and very surreal, almost like it was a painting. I'd love to see prints of this done. Great job.
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