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Leche de Rosa
Leche de Rosa

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Challenge: Got Milk? (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jan 19, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2003

Rose petal with a big drop of heavy whipping cream. The cream is thick as it is, but on the petal it really balled up. I only took four shots.

Place: 10 out of 59
Avg (all users): 6.1600
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8846
Avg (non-participants): 6.4583
Views since voting: 1909
Votes: 100
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/30/2003 09:39:12 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club };-)

Initial thoughts
Beautiful color and contrast, meets the challenge, could be a bit sharper
Composition/ Content

Very nice composition, I really like your lighting. As I mentioned during the challenge, I would like to see what this looks like with the petal slightly turned either right or left. I don't know if you tried that during shooting. The cream on the petal is near perfect.

I don't know how you got your background and cream such a pristine white color, excellent job.

Camera Work - Technical
Focus seems good and contrast is excellent for the difference in dark and white you have here. The focus does seem as if it could be just a bit sharper but I think that is more processing. Your white balance once again is awesome.

Digital Processing - Technical
A couple of things here that I think could have taken your shot "over the top".(Not that a top ten is anything to sneeze at!!!) First, like another commenter, I think the border is a bit much. I think a 6 pixel black border would have made the whites whiter and the reds brighter. (I sound like a laundry detergent commercial!) The other thing is even more important. The shot is only 66 kb of the 150 kb allowed in file size. I truly believe that the increase in file size would have really sharpened this up. Both of these changes may have been enough to move you up into ribbon contention.

Fits The Challenge
Definitely fits the challenge well.

My Opinion On The Photo
I think that it is a really nice shot and it meets the challenge well but could have been improved a little to finish even higher than it did. Good job, and keep up the good work.

I would be happy to talk further about this shot if you would like to contact me.
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01/27/2003 08:06:27 AM
hey, it's me, the other milk and roses guy. Good job!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2003 01:01:46 AM
Great shot. Love the simply, yet powerful feel to it. What is up with the milk and flowers. Am I misssing something?
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01/24/2003 05:49:27 PM
01/24/2003 12:27:54 PM
It's a striking photo on it's own, I personally feel the border is too much.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2003 07:13:31 PM
Interesting...nicely put together....
01/23/2003 02:25:36 PM
Very pretty. The colours are stunning. The symbolisim of this strikes me as being similar to this photo from a challenge a long time ago:


I reiterate what I said about that one... the symbolism seems sexual, like the Hindu shiva linga. It's very small in size, but that makes the rose petal seem 1:1. I'm giving this 10!
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01/23/2003 11:55:28 AM
Great simple design
01/23/2003 04:42:24 AM
I like this a lot, however it may have been better a little off center and with a black border. It would also have been a lot sharper if you used more than the 66kb of the 150kb file size allowed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2003 01:38:10 AM
I like the simplicity. Reminds me of red rose lips! The red border definately helps this photo too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2003 01:09:51 AM
Beautiful shot. Would like to know what the title says, maybe if you do another in a non-English language, you could put the english version of the title in parentheses?
01/22/2003 04:49:18 PM
Nice clean whites, the border is a good addition that helps support the red of the petal. It looks like there is some good detail in the petal, but I wish the photo was larger so I could see some more of that detail.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2003 04:45:24 PM
Certainly different. Nice contrast. Jacko.
01/20/2003 10:38:44 PM
Beautiful colors. I like how the white droplet "anchors" the bottom of the petal in the frame. That makes it seem very stable. Ummm, does the title mean "Rose Milk?" Obviously doesn't affect the score, I am just wondering if i am translating correctly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 08:51:24 PM
Lovely simple composition and great colour saturation. Interesting picture, good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 06:09:19 PM
O' simple beauty.....lovely light, focus and color. Rich.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2003 03:38:29 PM
i had this idea, but decided against it because i don't understand why anyone would do this

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