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Reaching For The Rain
Reaching For The Rain

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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: My Back Balcony
Date: Jan 6, 2005
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13th sec.
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2005

A gerbera daisy on my back balcony that I've been trying to kill for better than a year now. Despite my clumsy efforts at "caring" for it, it still manages to regularly sprout new growth. This was taken while it was sprinkling, the background is a tree beyond my balcony.

This was shot with the 70-210mm D lens at 70mm.

Cropped this small part of the photo, auto contrast, upped the saturation in reds, magentas and greens, blurred a couple of the harsher looking bokeh spots and dodged the lighter ones to bring them out, USM.

Place: 42 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.9535
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 5.7589
Avg (non-participants): 6.1650
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 215
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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01/19/2005 12:47:11 AM
Thanks for the positive input!

Originally posted by nsbca7:

01/18/2005 03:14:49 AM
The short definition of Bokeh from KenRockwell.com, which I am using for voting on this challenge: "Bokeh describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light."


Message edited by author 2005-01-18 03:15:04.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2005 10:08:49 PM
Fresh, delicate, appealing.
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01/16/2005 12:34:28 AM
Good bokeh but the subject is a little unappealing.
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01/15/2005 03:07:03 PM
this is a beautiful image, and one of my favorites in the challenge. excellent bokeh. this image has the feeling of three kids, looking out the door, in anticipation of being told it's ok to go on outside to play. well done!
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01/11/2005 10:14:43 PM
Beautiful composition and colors, nice work.
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01/11/2005 11:21:25 AM
I love the bokeh, the crispinnes of the front, and the overall composition. bumping to 8
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01/10/2005 08:40:00 PM
Fascinating bokeh. Composition feels too cramped lower right to me. Give it a hair more breathing space on the right, especially, is my opinion.
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01/10/2005 09:09:30 AM
The bokeh is beautiful in this shot. I think showing a little more of the leaves would improve the composition. - 6
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01/10/2005 03:19:07 AM
Wish there was more definition in your bokeh but very nicely composed. 7
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