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Nature's Rhythms
Nature's Rhythms

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Challenge: Rhythm (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon Pro90 IS
Location: behind our cabin on the river
Date: Feb 14, 2003
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2003

Was shooting the flowers on this plant, and when I looked at this shot the leaves really appealed to me more, especially with the repeated patterns and nice contrasting colors. Was hand-held thanks to image stabilized lens.

Place: 69 out of 79
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02/27/2003 08:45:52 AM
Hmmm. a cabin on the river, huh? Niiiiiiiice.
First off, yes this fits the challenge though I think of it more as a texture shot than a repeating theme. If the leaves were all in a line or going the same direction then it would be more repetitive IMO.
I do like the color, but something about the lighting is bothersome. The leaves are rather shiny to begin with and the little hairs are white so the colors aren't as prominent as they could be. Focus is good, but because of how close you are to the subject - some areas are soft and the lines aren't as distinct as they could be. Those little hairs are a bit like animal fur close-up... very hard to focus on and nearly impossible to sharpen in post processing.
I just think this is a difficult subject to shoot b/c of those hairs. You did a decent job though. There just isn't enough interest to hold someone's attention for long. The colors are a bit of a blur b/c of the glare off the leaves and there aren't strong lines or an obvious focal point.
I don't really like the frame. Unless it can really add to the shot, it's best to just let the picture stand on its own probably.
Overall, decent shot of what may not have been the best subject. I can see what drew you to it but I'm just not sure it makes a strong photograph. Good luck!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2003 07:47:38 PM
Lovely structure! it is rhythm for sure and meets the challenge. A little more focus would have been better to bring out the sharpness in those leaves. The colours are so natural.
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02/17/2003 11:37:02 PM
Love that fuzzy texture! Great colors, and your border really adds.
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02/17/2003 04:29:41 PM
Lighting is poor here, too harsh. Hope I'm not being too harsh in my comment. I do like your idea, and think these fuzzy leaves are of interest.
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