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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Best Of
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: outdoor studio in the rain
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

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[Mar. 15th, 2009 07:40:44 PM]

I put this in the Hidden Gems challenge because it was the one I wanted to have on the record. This shot was my tipping-point, after that I was obsessed with photography.

For the challenge, I did a new edit, with the skills I have today. It is presented on its side--if you rotate it CCW 90 deg, you will see it 'right side up.' It is a group of pansies in a small white porcelain vase, posed on a sheet of foamcore covered with aluminum foil because it was raining, I was shooting outside. When I saw how the aluminum foil reflected the light, I quickly covered another piece of foamcore with aluminum foil, & held it with one hand to make a 'wall,' to reflect even more light. The two pieces of foamcore ended up at an extreme angle that left the subject gently sandwiched between them. I held the lens against the top piece, inside the sandwich. On the left is the group of flowers, on the right is part of the reflection. The water drops are the rain.

I discovered with this shot that a photograph could look like a painting. I like how this makes me think of ice. And pansies & violas are my favorites.

Later that summer I covered several sheets of foamcore with a variety of reflecting surfaces & had a blast shooting flowers, & never looked back.

Statistics
Place: 612 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.4980
Avg (commenters): 6.4310
Avg (participants): 5.4880
Avg (non-participants): 5.5465
Views since voting: 735
Views during voting: 663
Votes: 504
Comments: 68
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/16/2013 02:07:14 AM
This is amazing. So sad that it did not score better for you, but reading your comment on the image I am glad it holds a special place in your heart. It is very, very beautiful. Thank you for giving the detailed description of how you achieved this effect. I will try to set up something like it. I hope you don't mind, but in this case it is truly a case of "Immitation is the sincerest form of falttery".
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10/08/2011 09:42:16 AM
Oooh I've never seen this one. It's gorgeous! I'll have to try something like this some time.
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05/27/2009 02:12:40 PM
This really is a beautiful piece. It has a flow, a richness, and just a touch of mystery. Woefully underappreciated in the challenge, but I'm quite glad you entered it and I really appreciate the story that goes with it!
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03/18/2009 08:21:46 PM
Thanks for the detailed explanation! Great effect, making it is so much more than just a floral. I wish the voting could have been better for you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:10:15 PM
Very nicely done. Purple is a very hard color to capture correctly.
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03/17/2009 08:51:31 PM
Beautiful color combinations and patterns!
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03/17/2009 08:37:40 PM
very pretty and painterly
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03/17/2009 01:42:24 PM
Beautiful and artistic composition. Lovely deep color and detail. 7
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03/17/2009 01:22:09 PM
Good colours. It is hard to determine what they are surrounded by though... looks like it could be glass, or water.
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03/17/2009 12:06:24 PM
A precious composition, amazing chromatism!
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03/17/2009 11:48:05 AM
Great colors, I love the effect from the wather/reflections.
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03/16/2009 10:56:34 PM
The colors and the textures are absolutely stunning here. Congrats on job well done.
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03/16/2009 10:01:18 PM
very artistic
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03/16/2009 09:57:02 PM
Beautiful.
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03/16/2009 03:33:10 PM
I'll be interested to see how/where this was taken. Its got an interesting effect to it.
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03/16/2009 01:52:11 PM
I like this
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03/16/2009 03:56:26 AM
neat concept
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03/16/2009 03:50:11 AM
Fantastic! Love the different shades of purple
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03/16/2009 01:16:53 AM
Nice colors and effect.
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03/15/2009 09:46:33 PM
bold color, beautiful composition 9
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03/15/2009 08:24:52 PM
Very eye-catching with such sharp color. Very creative photo and title.
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03/15/2009 02:12:12 PM
appears a little dark on my screen
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03/15/2009 11:23:18 AM
Very artsy, almost a painting like quality.
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03/15/2009 10:28:35 AM
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03/15/2009 10:25:30 AM
this has a really nice, painterly feel yet you managed to include the sharpness of the petals - I love the different elements and the color is terrific too.
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03/15/2009 10:05:10 AM
Really nice colours and a fabulous composition, something different and pleasing.
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03/15/2009 07:24:15 AM
Beautiful composition of violets.
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03/15/2009 06:48:34 AM
shame of the quality thats why just 3 sorry ;D
brano
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03/15/2009 04:15:47 AM
Looks half photo and half painting. Clearly a reflection, but I'm not sure where it starts. Makes me spend some time examining it.
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03/15/2009 02:18:47 AM
Enter your comment here, and then cashttp://www.dpchallenge.com/challenge_vote_image.php?IMAGE_ID=771809#t your vote...
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03/14/2009 10:54:43 PM
Such lovely colors!
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03/14/2009 10:35:13 PM
this is different, love all the rich blues.
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03/14/2009 08:35:17 PM
nice effect here, almost an abstract, 6
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03/14/2009 08:07:58 PM
Wow, how did you do this, it's wonderful! Is it rotated? I find the painterly reflections on the right very engaging. Will definitely have to come back to this for the notes when the challenge is over :)
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03/14/2009 07:30:36 PM
You made a nice combo here.
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03/14/2009 07:24:50 PM
great abstract flower image - this stand out from other ordinary flower shot
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03/14/2009 04:29:04 PM
beautiful colors
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03/14/2009 02:21:55 PM
My favorite color. Kind of contrasty though
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03/14/2009 02:00:17 PM
Like the balance and the watercolor like nature of this shot, strongly reminiscent of impressionist painting... 8
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03/14/2009 01:15:36 PM
Fab colours and love the mixture of detail and blur.
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03/14/2009 09:37:57 AM
beautiful colors!
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03/14/2009 01:22:16 AM
This really draws me in... I hope you've explained a bit of the setup in your details, will definitely be coming back :)
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03/14/2009 12:30:05 AM
so pretty!
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03/13/2009 08:38:26 PM
Very artistic effect, with the droplets on the left blending into waves of colour on the right.
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03/13/2009 07:54:27 PM
Lovely sharpness blurring into abstract in my mind.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 04:53:37 PM
Great colorful composition.
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03/13/2009 04:29:29 PM
Very pretty. A nice reminder of spring.
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03/13/2009 12:00:37 PM
Interesting setting. The colors are nice and the image details are well preserved.
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03/13/2009 09:56:58 AM
is this on ice/water...can't really tell...very good, brilliant colors that blend and sooth
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03/13/2009 03:52:22 AM
nice colors gives a nice cool feel
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03/13/2009 12:35:26 AM
Pretty spring colours.
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03/13/2009 12:01:39 AM
Lovely. I like the dual nature of the photo ... top differentiated from the bottom. Thanks.
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03/12/2009 09:08:39 PM
Love the purples and indigos.
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03/12/2009 08:30:04 PM
Very pretty. Would look nice on the wall of a cottage. Nice colors and detail.
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03/12/2009 07:47:33 PM
Great colors, but its really hard to tell what I am looking at here.
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03/12/2009 05:04:01 PM
Wonderful watercolor painting feel, and absolutely lovely colors.
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03/12/2009 01:44:36 PM
I can't help but think of 21_F.gif MaryO when I see these flowers.
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03/12/2009 12:56:02 PM
Interesting shot. Are the flowers in ice?
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03/12/2009 12:25:08 PM
wonderful play of color
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03/12/2009 10:01:58 AM
very nice shot, great colors and composition
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03/11/2009 10:05:54 PM
Lovely colors.
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03/11/2009 08:25:25 PM
The colors are so beautiful. I love the blur of the background. Almost sad, but hopeful. Very nice combination.
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03/11/2009 05:16:31 PM
Very nice colors. The water is nice and draws more attention to the subject.
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03/11/2009 01:08:14 PM
Great color
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03/11/2009 01:06:09 PM
I like the little spots of yellow to brighten up the shot
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03/11/2009 11:31:48 AM
Beautiful colors, very nice!! I love it!!
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03/11/2009 10:44:04 AM
I wish I could have more of the abstract pattern on the right!
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03/11/2009 08:06:41 AM
Nice color. I like the painted quality.
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