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Challenge: Color (Classic Editing)
Camera: HP PhotoSmart C618
Location: Near Preston Park
Date: Apr 1, 2003
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/512 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2003

Desaturated everything but the Cyan channel. Contrast, Unsharpen mask..

I like this. Wish I had the foresight to pick up that leaf.

Statistics
Place: 147 out of 295
Avg (all users): 5.2167
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1087
Avg (non-participants): 5.4462
Views since voting: 959
Votes: 203
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0


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04/15/2003 08:55:27 AM
Critique Club knock knock:

Hiya Matt. When I first opened the thumbnail to this pic I wasn't struck by any "wow" effect, although the more I looked at it the more I liked it. Your choice to highlight one color only was a good decision, especially this color which wasn't represented so often in the color challenge. If the flowers had been red or yellow I wouldn't have been as impressed with it as I am.

As I mentioned in my comment below, you have applied the rule of thirds effectively. The composition is very good.

What is missing perhaps is detail, I would have liked to have seen the flowers sharper, more in focus, as they are the main subject in your image. And being the main subject I would also have like to see a little more of the flowers, maybe zoomed in a tad more.

Okay the leaf on the ground is a matter of opinion, personally I don't really find it all that disturbing.

The process of de-saturating all the colors bar one can be very effective if done well, and often it is applied terribly. In your case you have done a good job of it, I like it.

Gary
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2003 09:36:59 PM
. . .but effective.
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04/12/2003 01:38:28 AM
Good texture and well composed.
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04/11/2003 03:38:20 PM
Alright - move the big leave lower left center! sheesh. Great use of desat. I like the crop because they REALLY look alone like this - what if you left more of the wall on the right, too? You=7. ;)
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04/10/2003 09:14:18 AM
excellent contrast with B&W, stones to flowers, and blue to grey. I like the emotive mood set by this pic - 10
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04/10/2003 02:00:02 AM
I really like your idea with the picture, having the rest black and white except for the flowers. Only problem is that the flowers are out of focus, which is a shame because this is a a good pic.
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04/09/2003 06:50:23 PM
I take back my original comment. I'll up your score a couple of point.
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04/09/2003 03:18:12 PM
Poor little ? forget me nots ?... I don't really care for the texture and shape of the stones in the rock wall. They distract me from your main subject, which is the flowers.
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04/09/2003 11:36:37 AM
Interesting treatment. Is this legal?
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04/09/2003 10:13:17 AM
The B&W of the image really enhances the blue color. Excellent usage of the rule of thirds - Gary.
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04/08/2003 11:30:38 PM
This is cute the way you've manage this photograph. nice color, good focus.
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04/08/2003 04:08:55 PM
With so many reds out there, I really enjoyed the cold blue flowers.
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04/08/2003 01:56:40 PM
I like the photo effect.
04/08/2003 01:42:43 PM
nice photo. god job.
04/08/2003 01:56:43 AM
Nice effect. It would make a great computer background.
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04/07/2003 11:43:30 PM
Very nice job with the desaturation of this shot! (I have tried to do similar shots, but have not had very good results...)
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04/07/2003 11:20:27 PM
I love this shot. Great landscape, but even better with the selective color only having the cyans come out like that. You could have done better on the greens...but hey...those are hard, I know.
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04/07/2003 11:07:51 PM
love the idea, maybe a little tighter crop, too much other background.
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04/07/2003 10:52:22 PM
Were thes flowers yellow? Nice contrast but unreal.
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04/07/2003 06:38:29 PM
really nice. how did you do that.
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04/07/2003 12:08:49 PM
Flowers stand out nicely.
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04/07/2003 07:30:01 AM
Very effective. 8.
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04/07/2003 03:30:52 AM
The contrast makes the color that much more significant.
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04/07/2003 01:30:17 AM
brilliant
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