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Happy Hallmark...er...St. Valentine's Day
Happy Hallmark...er...St. Valentine's Day

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Challenge: Love (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: floor
Date: Feb 14, 2003
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2003


Place: 6 out of 48
Avg (all users): 6.2527
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1538
Avg (non-participants): 6.3269
Views since voting: 2344
Votes: 91
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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02/24/2003 04:08:33 AM
Hey! Very nice shot.
The frame works well with this. Composition is good. I actually like the square crop and the placement of the bear within the frame. If there were a way to move the bear closer and angle the roses so that they are on a different plane, then it might be worth trying.
Focus is good. It's a very clear, crisp image. The black and white with the red works to create a classic, professional looking shot.
Lighting is good. There is a bright area on the bear's face that has lost some detail and the shadows on the left side of the roses and the side of the bear's ribbon are too dark, but fill lighting could be tricky. I really like the drama created by this lighting setup - the tonal range is great - so I'm not sure it's worth the tradeoff.
High quality shot with no distractions. Nice, seamless background. I don't think you could take a much better shot of this subject.
There is something a little sad about the photo. The desaturation along with the wilted roses suggest a bitter sweet sort of love. If this were on a card, I'd expect it to say I miss you.
Great shot although I'm a little surprised that it got the high score it deserves just because it is a stuffed animal.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2003 12:51:30 PM
Challenge met. I like how you saturated everything but red and then repeated the red in the border. Works well. The flowers look a little sad, maybe that's because they are dried (?) or just because they are lying down. The teddy with the heart and bow-tie and red nose is just too cute. A little reflected ligthing from the left would've helped lighten up the dark shadows. Overall a good entry :)
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02/19/2003 11:01:00 PM
I love the simplicity of the gray, white and red here. Excellent contrast, I think, maybe needs jsut a touch of light on the left, but still very well done.
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02/17/2003 05:31:17 PM
i like the reduced channels...makes the red pop quite well.
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02/17/2003 12:29:46 PM
nice lighting and tones. i like the desaturation of the other colors. works well.
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02/17/2003 01:29:37 AM
Nice use of desaturatation. Like the lighting, might have cropped out the noise in the upper right, otherwise very nice shot. 8
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02/15/2003 10:28:58 PM
Wow that really does look like a Hallmark card! More I look at it the more I like it.... The red really stands out since the rest is desaturated. Great job. 9.
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02/15/2003 07:54:38 PM
Very well excecuted. This photo works very well. Neat BW witht he red left in.
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02/15/2003 02:44:27 PM
Very nice presentation. I really like the red contrasted against the black and white. My only nit pick would be a tiny bit of blownout exposure on the bear's face, but so farI like this image the best yet.
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02/15/2003 12:12:05 PM
I like it!
02/15/2003 11:58:20 AM
lol. Cute setup! good job on the saturation of the red. Jacko. 8
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02/15/2003 09:21:42 AM
This is a beautiful shot... the desaturation of the color works beautifully here and the composition is excellent as well... great work :) = 10 - setzler
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02/15/2003 01:08:01 AM
Great colours on this shot. Good composition and lighting. I like this very much. Perhaps a tighter crop at the top would have helped make the composition a bit stronger. -Annida
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