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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Collection: Stock
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: studio
Date: Jan 30, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2003

white tulip, side lighting with diffusion black cloth bg about 3 feet away

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 246
Avg (all users): 7.1503
Avg (commenters): 8.3784
Avg (participants): 7.1441
Avg (non-participants): 7.1600
Views since voting: 5869
Votes: 193
Comments: 51
Favorites: 18 (view)


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09/28/2003 12:18:20 AM
beautiful photo! I love the lighting, very nice, soft photo, yet vivid and sharp
02/11/2003 09:12:42 PM
thanks for the critique, John. the 'dots' are fine water droplets. i believe a mister is too fine a spray, now.

secondly, i will try the suggestion re the light. i did have some takes with the lightsource opposite the bulb that were smoother, but none of those had as pleasing a composition as this one.

Message edited by author 2003-02-11 21:13:49.
02/11/2003 12:36:28 AM
hell of a pic man, i love the detail and sharpness
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02/10/2003 11:19:59 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Mag...

This was one of my favorite shots of the challenge :) The lighting, as in all your work, is excellent and the composition is very strong as well. The subtle highlights on the leaves create some very nice eye candy for the viewer.

There are only two possible issues that I can comment on with this photo and one of them may not be fixable... First, there appears to be some dust specs on the leaves of the flower. I'm not sure what that really is and if it's 'fixable' or not, but they seem to draw a little unnecessary attention. The second issue is the exposure on the bulb of the flower. I'm sure this was incredibly difficult to work with because white attracts light :) The exposure is a tad hot. I don't have much experience with flower/studio setups yet, but I have witnessed it before. What I have seen is a lot of white cards reflecting the light to the flower rather than letting the flower receive direct light. I'm gonna try some shots like this late in the year after I grow my own callas :)

Keep up the great work :)

John Setzler
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02/10/2003 10:59:37 AM
Simply beautiful! I did not make it this far in voting due to getting the flu:( I still want to give you a 10! Great work!
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02/10/2003 08:46:28 AM
Mag, good show. Very well executed shot. I know how it feels to finish 4th; happened to me twice so far. Keep your chin up. I love your work. Jacko.
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02/10/2003 07:40:46 AM
thank you for your comments .. someone said if you find a beautiful subject 95% of your work has already been done. i think that applies in this case. the flower basically shot itself :P)..

surprisingly this was a really simple pic to take. in fact im finding the more simple i get the better the results are. too bad that doesn't work at my job :P . . .

Message edited by author 2003-02-11 19:27:16.
02/10/2003 12:44:04 AM
Wonderful!!!! One of my favorites. Rats, you beat me by 3! Good job, you are getting good and tough to beat. ;-)
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02/10/2003 12:34:08 AM
Nice work Kollin, Congrats on a great shot.
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02/10/2003 12:23:33 AM
how could someone vote a 2, 3, or 4 on this?!?!! even a 5?!?! this is awesome
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02/10/2003 12:19:18 AM
mag, this is gorgeous!! the lighting, the background contrasting with the green leaves and snowy white flower--all perfect! the border really enhances the shot too! beautiful work, congrats! :)
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02/10/2003 12:05:41 AM
omg! kollin! 4th place? this is wonderful! it is art! I luv it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 05:51:13 PM
One of my favorites this week. Shape and form are perfect, cropping is great. Simple border is very effective. Lighting is excellent on the stem and leaves, tiny bit blown out on the top of the flower. I would have clipped the small leaf in the background at the bottom left of the flower--it's a little distracting. A very nice photo-Good job! 9
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02/09/2003 12:29:10 PM
Beautiful! Great lighting, and that slight touch of green in your border really brings it all together. Nice work. 10
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02/08/2003 05:50:02 AM
Great photo! One of my faves this week. It is so sharp, and the colours work so well against the black background. 10
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02/07/2003 11:48:47 PM
Winner.
Edit: I have come back to this again. This is exquisite!
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02/07/2003 03:14:56 PM
Beautiful! 8
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02/07/2003 08:49:50 AM
Nice touch having the spot light, so to speak, on the bloom. Works well here. To me this photo is very artistic and more a piece of art than a photo. That is a compliment, if you didn't recognize it. Not a 10 or ribbon winner, but a very nice piece of art, that could grace a wall nicely.
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02/07/2003 04:47:13 AM
Well set light, although it could have benn a little brighter on the leafs. good composition and well made frame. Don't know if the water drops are needed: flower looks fresh by itself and the small drops just appers as tiny white dots. Still a very good submission.
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02/06/2003 07:19:25 PM
excelent!
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02/06/2003 06:30:44 PM
Very simple and very nice. Nice choice of background for the subejct. Jacko. 8
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02/06/2003 03:44:56 PM
Great lines in this photo. It fills with frame without being busy.
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02/06/2003 12:46:08 PM
Great shot. You did good by keeping the leaves in the picture, the lines / curves they make look great. 9
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02/06/2003 11:33:14 AM
Top of the flower is blown out a little bit. Nice composition and focus.
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02/06/2003 05:31:19 AM
Nice shot. Very simple and artsy. Elegant is the word I'm looking for. - Inspzil
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02/05/2003 10:05:15 PM
Simply beautiful!
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02/05/2003 05:15:16 PM
Lovely simple image. Great lighting & colour.
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02/05/2003 03:54:13 PM
BRAVO! .... Clean and simple, perfect lighting, wonderful colour great composition!
Rating a 10
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02/05/2003 11:44:16 AM
Beautiful tulip. The composition is perfect. The only problem is the white is blown out but this is so beautifully done otherwise.
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02/05/2003 08:07:14 AM
Very good. Sharp picture, good lighting, good subject, perfect framing.
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02/05/2003 04:35:43 AM
I have to figure out how to do these great black backgrounds! 8.
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02/04/2003 09:05:39 PM
Superb image. The lighting is outstanding!
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02/04/2003 08:15:08 PM
Impressive photograph with a professional awareness to it. The black background is simple and makes the White color of the flower and the Green stem stand out beautifully against it. The top lighting does a fine job. You've done a great job in capturing the fine misty droplets of water against the leaves.
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02/04/2003 07:34:03 PM
this is beautiful! soft colors and very nice cropping. there is something on the underside of the leaf on the right that is a bit distracting...other than that, a great photo!
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02/04/2003 07:29:23 PM
i really like the colors
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02/04/2003 04:19:20 PM
nice flower shot. very well done.
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02/04/2003 03:50:16 PM
a little blown out at the tip of the flower but otherwise beautiful.
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02/04/2003 02:00:23 PM
Classically beautiful, I wish I could give you 11. But here's a 10 :) -Annida
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02/04/2003 12:30:20 PM
Brilliant shot. Your cropping is perfect, and the light is incredible. The border really adds to the elegance.
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02/04/2003 01:27:43 AM
This works so well I wish it was my photo and the frame realy makes it-10
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02/03/2003 10:38:36 PM
A very elegant flower, lovely composition and strong background. Looks a little bright on the flower and possibly oversharpened. Definitely one of the best flower shots so far.
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02/03/2003 10:16:26 PM
This is beautiful. Nice contrast with the black background.
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02/03/2003 08:59:55 PM
GREAT lighting! The shape of the object is just fantastic! Good job!!
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02/03/2003 04:45:13 PM
Nice photo. One of my favorites.
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02/03/2003 04:11:00 PM
Very nice....
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02/03/2003 02:55:14 PM
Nice, nice lighting.
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02/03/2003 02:38:31 PM
Very very nice. Perfect crop. The leaves moving out to the edge of the frame are great. Excellent lighting. I don't think you need the water - is that what all the white spots are? Petals are a tad hot, but everything else is so great that you get a 10 anyway.
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02/03/2003 01:44:17 PM
That is absolutely lovely. I love the way it curves into the frame, and the leaves couldn't have been more perfectly placed, the lighting is beautiful and you have a nice SIMPLE border that sets your photo off nicely. 10!
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02/03/2003 12:26:13 PM
String composition and lighting. The jaggedness is keeping me from scoring this higher.
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02/03/2003 04:57:17 AM
Ok now this is just absolutely breathtaking. I love: The lighting, subject, colours and framing. This is awesome. 10 :) GL.
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02/03/2003 01:08:50 AM
Perfect flower photo. The light is wonderful ! The crop and frame are just perfect. This is superb ! 10
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