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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
Location: My house
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f/5
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

Yes they are fake flowers but it is winter around here and can't find any real ones yet.

I used a white foam board for the background and taped the flowers to a box.


Rotate 90 deg. CW
Adjusted curves slightly
Bump yellow and red up a little.
Added a border

Place: 178 out of 431
Avg (all users): 5.2006
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.0938
Avg (non-participants): 5.3018
Views since voting: 844
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 329
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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05/16/2005 08:55:41 PM
nice shot Rex. don't be so hard on yourself

Message edited by author 2005-05-16 20:56:21.
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05/07/2005 10:19:50 PM
My self critique:

Ok the one thing that bothers me most about this photo is the botom where the leaves are cut off. It is almost like it just stops. I learned a lot doing this light on white and it is not as easy as I first thought. If I had the challenge to do over again I would back up a little to not cut the leaves off on the bottom. I do like how close to solid white I got it. I haven't been able to duplicate it. I probably can if I use regular paper again I have since started using foamboard. Foamboard doesn't seem to work as well.

This self critique was made from this thread: //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=206999

Message edited by author 2005-05-19 15:25:28.
03/23/2005 03:28:50 PM
This is a very nice image, although my eyes are drawn to the unevenness of the background. Although it was very slight, sometimes I just get nit picky like that. (The lower left corner is darker than the others). OTher than the very slight unevenness, this is a great image.
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03/17/2005 10:17:56 PM
I think there is a lot of white here...but over all this is a great pic...the flowers look very real...soft and delicate....
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03/09/2005 09:02:27 AM
I think this is very well done, one of the better entries in the challenge. I think the "lower" average isn't an issue of 1's and 2's--the distribution is quite normal for here, and it has a strong mean at 5. I think the scoring issue is simply DPC tastes. The image lacks the pop or subject twist that is popular here. For what it's worth, I gave it a 7; to me the dark solid border detracks from it's delicate pastel tones and the composition could have been a bit stronger.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2005 02:10:41 AM
to much white space looks like it's missing something
03/07/2005 08:37:54 PM
The flowers are very delicate and beautiful, unfortunately they are overshadowed by the heavy black border
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03/04/2005 01:03:42 PM
you met the requirements well 7
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03/04/2005 10:57:16 AM
Challenge: 10 good light color and excellent white back ground.
Technical: 10 good focus and excellent color depth
Composition: 10 I call it portait leftaside.
Appeal: I0 I would frame it excellent job.
Overall 10
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03/04/2005 03:54:21 AM
I think the background is overlit andyou have lost detail in the blooms
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03/03/2005 11:09:09 PM
These flowers almost seem to be a little washed out from the light. Nice composition though.
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03/02/2005 06:26:22 PM
Nice shot and like the soft color - the black border detracts a bit from that.
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03/02/2005 01:06:56 PM
I like the composition, but the contrast between the background and foreground needs to be defined a little more.
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03/02/2005 10:31:34 AM
I think I like what I think you are trying to do; but I don't think I like how it works. I'm finding the flowers a bit too blurry and their value to be just a little to close to that ot the background. The negative space seems just a bit too self-conscious. Wish I could be more specific, because it is evocative of old Japanese flower paintings and I really like this sensibility.
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