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Feeling Blue
Feeling Blue

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Challenge: Bokeh (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: At home, Reykjavik
Date: Jan 8, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2005

This is pretty much my first flower shoot so knock your socks off with the critique, I know I have a long way to go with this but I am very pleased with this shot. Actually my wife was also and this is going up on our wall in 20x20cm (about 8x8 inches) where I cropped out the left part of it. Itīs intentionally pretty much high key, there are actually fractions in it that almost blow out the blue channel but I figured, "what the hell". Canīt wait till Canon starts to use Foveon chips or some kind that has three layers similar to the Foveon design used by the Sigma SD9 and SD10.

Used a Sigma 105mm for this at 2.8 to intentionally get the center of the rose in focus but big parts of it out of the DOF (after all, the challenge is "bokeh"). Used both my flashes as slaves with umbrellas, the 550ex was to the right and the ratio was about 1:4 in itīs favour. The shot is pretty much unprocessed, the rose is this colour originally but I actually toned down the blue colour by shifting the white balance up about 1000 degrees kelvin in .raw to preserve a lot of the highlights and I took out a piece of white clutter that was close to the center with healing brush.

Place: 121 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.4274
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.0696
Avg (non-participants): 5.7731
Views since voting: 2084
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 234
Comments: 9
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06/14/2006 02:44:33 PM
Wow, very cool photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2005 02:01:37 AM
Moody Blues... very nice.
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01/12/2005 12:00:13 PM
wow , love it good luck
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01/12/2005 10:40:05 AM
N.I.C.E wow.. this photo rely struck me.. i love the editing and the way it`s blured in certain parts
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01/12/2005 01:24:36 AM
wonderful image GL in this challenge
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01/11/2005 09:57:32 AM
lovely but not the contest in my opinion
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01/10/2005 06:07:46 PM
I love this shot! it is beautiful and awe inspiring. a 10
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01/10/2005 10:00:17 AM
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01/10/2005 02:21:08 AM
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