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Amaryllis Night and Day
Amaryllis Night and Day
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Warm Colors III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Location: Wales
Date: Aug 13, 2013
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 280
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Aug 13, 2013

Another bridesmaid from a recent wedding.

The crop is a bit weird but i was cutting out some extraneous elements. I actually quite like the finished crop but i often quite like slightly weird, off kilter compositions. I also like borders like this but they rarely go down that well.

The title is from a lovely novel by the late Russell Hoban - one of my favourite writers. Wasn't sure what to title the photo and it seemed to fit nicely.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 93
Avg (all users): 5.9619
Avg (commenters): 8.7059
Avg (participants): 6.1818
Avg (non-participants): 5.8033
Views since voting: 510
Views during voting: 233
Votes: 105
Comments: 33
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/15/2017 02:07:29 PM
still lovely.
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10/28/2013 10:23:56 PM
The crop is perfect, and the wallpaper matches her eyes.
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09/28/2013 09:28:15 PM
I love coming back to this picture. Looking at it makes me happy inside every time (for some reason). Thank you!
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08/24/2013 10:29:37 PM
Outstanding! I didn't get around to voting in this challenge so just viewing for the first time. The unconventional composition really adds to the feeling you've created. Congratulations on the well deserved attention. So many of your comments echo my feelings on this image and DPC.
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08/22/2013 08:33:00 AM
Just seeing this, really excellent work.
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08/22/2013 08:06:47 AM
Excellent portrait.
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08/21/2013 12:40:57 PM
My pick for the blue but down in 24th - that just about sums up DPC for me.

Outstanding shot.

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08/21/2013 09:48:30 AM
Funny, I thought it was a centered composition. Now I realize it's off slightly to the left. I think that added a mysterious energy to it.

Only an 8 from me. How cynical I've become.
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08/21/2013 09:20:57 AM
In sort of the hierarchy of things I have the shots I like, the shots I love, and then there are the shots I really wish I could have taken. This and your other recent bridesmaid shot are in this last category. This is the type of portrait work I hope I could capture one day. You are doing some beautiful work, Clive.
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08/21/2013 06:22:11 AM
Best in show for me. There's something about your portraits...
The crop is fabulous, sets the scene perfectly.
ETA: tried to fave it twice :)

Message edited by author 2013-08-21 09:31:28.
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08/21/2013 05:15:07 AM
you polarised the votes, well done!
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08/21/2013 01:02:14 AM
This would have ribboned if it had been up to me.
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08/21/2013 12:15:51 AM
exquisite.
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08/21/2013 12:11:02 AM
wow...how was this not at least top 5? def got a 10 from me.
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08/21/2013 12:08:44 AM
I thought it would do better, it was my only 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/20/2013 11:17:59 PM
Beautiful portrait. The simplicity and the touch of color in the background make this outstanding.
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08/20/2013 11:09:45 PM
lovely portrait. stunning model.
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08/20/2013 10:30:24 PM
gorgeous. such a personality.
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08/20/2013 09:59:40 PM
What is it about this photo? I stirs some distant memory, so deeply subconscious that it is intangible and unfathomable - not a memory of another picture, but of a feeling, an ambiance, something... On one level I want to crop this differently - some off the right, more off the top, but I think that it would not then resonate the way that it does. The warmth of the colours is subtle, the warmth of feeling is strong. It is a wonderfully engaging image and has remained with me long after initial viewing. I'm back to bump this up.
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08/20/2013 08:45:51 PM
tender and perfect
bump to max
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08/20/2013 06:25:05 PM
gorgeous
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08/20/2013 12:55:04 PM
Not so keen on the border but the image is great. Boosting a bit.
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08/19/2013 09:01:03 PM
Gorgeous! The cropping is awkward to me (there's too much above her) but, in some ways it does sort of enhance the slight gawkiness of the child... Anyway, wonderful portrait, and it benefits from the wide white border.
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08/19/2013 12:41:22 PM
Excellent portrait and the background is perfect. I gives it a retro look.
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08/18/2013 04:22:05 PM
this is absolutely perfect and fits the description of the challenge to a T.

this is photography to me...it's nice to see that, at least to me, seems like it didn't spend much time in post like so many of the photographs in this challenge as well as on the site in general.

the subject is beautiful, interesting and simple, the backdrop is visually pleasing, it has clarity without being too sharp, the colors, the composition and the WARMTH...you just nailed it.

it has journalistic value, tells a story or at the least draws one, and draws me in..can't stop looking at this one...

this is what i strive for in my portraits and photography...i hope i can get to this level one day...thank you.

simplicity is bliss...

love it.

thank you.
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08/18/2013 09:26:33 AM
Lovely lovely and unexpected in this challenge. 10
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08/16/2013 04:57:51 PM
I really like the background in this. That texture adds a lot.
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08/16/2013 04:53:25 PM
Photographers photograph. Simple, elegant, eye catching. Bridesmaid?
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08/16/2013 09:31:09 AM
confusing (or, in other words, great)
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08/16/2013 12:11:43 AM
There's something about her eyes that show sadness, it's not a bad portrait quite compelling actually, just not sure of the the background, would of preferred the model to be in warm colors instead. I do like the white border nice touch.
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08/15/2013 07:58:08 PM
This must be 21.gif odriew's fine work. What a delightful portrait. I think the wallpaper makes this shot :-)
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08/14/2013 12:32:20 AM
Nice warm tone. I like the softness of this image.
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08/14/2013 12:31:09 AM
Haunting, well done
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