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Pianissimo Encore [Soft Focus, Yellow Ribbon]
Pianissimo Encore [Soft Focus, Yellow Ribbon]
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu (Advanced Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: indoors
Date: Dec 19, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2004

This was a humbling experience! I picked what I thought would be an easy photo to duplicate, and couldn't get it nearly as good as John's original! The lighting was impossible to duplicate, and I had to do much more manipulation to get mine anywhere close. I have come away with a great deal more respect for the winners. I don't think I'll be whining again anytime soon!

RAW mode. Several soft focus layers with gaussian blur were used and warming filter applied in PSCS as I didn't have one for the camera (John had used one in his original).

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.4213
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.1972
Avg (non-participants): 6.5476
Views since voting: 1116
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 197
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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12/29/2004 07:04:12 AM
This critique comes courtesy of the Critique Club :)

It may be a bit hard for me to give you much to work on here, since I considered this one of the top 10 in the challenge (and you were up against some stiff competition!). You definitely gave the image a good amount of soft focus - it's there, but not too much. The colors/tones are beautiful from inside to out, and I can't seem to find any distraction imperfections anywhere on the flower.

True, you shot this at a different angle - not sure if you perhaps lost any points here or not, as I do like the images that provided some sort of variation on the original. The angle is well chosen and the petals of the flower always bring my eye back to the center of the flower (which is certainly good). The only thing this angle does not provide from John's is (like e301 mentioned) the 'landscape' feel to the petals, which provides a slightly more three dimensional feel to it. I don't think that this is necessarily a bad thing, as I very much appreciate the excellent composition here.

Great shot, and definitely would've received higher scores had peoples standards not been "ruined" by the high quality of this challenge's entries (votes of 2?? 3...4????).. :shrug:

Message edited by author 2004-12-29 07:10:57.
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12/27/2004 12:37:43 AM
This is a beautiful, warm, shot. Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2004 09:02:41 PM
I missed the original challenge (and can't be arsed going looking for it!) but this is beautiful. Captures the 'feel' of a rose as well as the look.
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12/24/2004 04:03:56 PM
nice execution.

funny, the other pianissimo showed up right before this one.
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12/23/2004 09:05:54 PM
this is a lovely composition, although it doesn't shriek "soft" to me the way the similar entry does.
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12/23/2004 11:28:12 AM
In my opinion better than the original, but the fact that I know it´s copied drags it down a notch so I "only" gave it a 9. Hope you do well.
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12/22/2004 09:00:37 AM
Nicely rendered version of the original.
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12/21/2004 04:27:58 PM
This is perfect and title is great, (encore). :-)
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12/20/2004 03:04:04 PM
Yep, nice tribute. Has the sharp and soft we see in the original.
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12/20/2004 01:00:36 PM
Has the effect, but the bloom itself lacks the sheer density of variation in petals that Setz's shot had. A worthy effort though.
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12/20/2004 07:49:07 AM
This is a really beautiful shot that's every bit as good as the original. Great job!
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12/20/2004 06:21:48 AM
Excellent lighting and soft effect.
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12/20/2004 04:47:25 AM
A good imitation.
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