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Sweet Autumn Vine
Sweet Autumn Vine

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: High Contrast (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Backyard Sarnia, Ont.
Date: Sep 1, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2005


Place: 128 out of 343
Avg (all users): 5.6402
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5782
Avg (non-participants): 5.7391
Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 239
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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09/15/2005 12:44:51 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I haven't been around much lately so I didn't get a chance to vote in this challenge but had I voted I would have probably started this out at a 7 and then possibly bumped it to an 8 if I had the chance to go back.

It's a lovely picture, the balance is well done and the contract is very well done. The bright white to the dark backdrop. The buds in the background are a bit distracting though to me personally. I like the shot, it would make a lovely print but the buds, especially on the left side are competing with the flower for my attention. If they were a bit darker like the ones on the right it might be better.

The crop also leaves me wanting just a bit, a tighter crop on the top, taking out that bud would really make this shot pop IMHO. I like the image but just a few tweeks and I would really love it!

Hope my comments help, thanks!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2005 10:12:47 PM
I like the contrast of the flower to the background, but the flower itself appears to be floating since there isn't any visible stem.
09/11/2005 05:45:20 PM
Cool background and lighting. great job.
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09/10/2005 08:53:45 AM
Compositionally quite strong and good use of differential focus. Seems a little noisy, although it could be my monitor. 9.
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09/09/2005 06:25:35 PM
Amazing impact from the darkness. Good work. 8
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09/07/2005 06:28:29 PM
nice idea... background could be a bit more contrasty.. :)
09/06/2005 04:59:46 PM
should this have been verticle, if not why? Nice flowers.
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09/06/2005 12:37:34 PM
I think this would have been more effective if it was rotated so the pedals were facing upwards.

But I absolutely love the composition of this photo!
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09/05/2005 08:00:51 PM
Now this is high contrast IMHO. Great job. Beautiful tones and a pleasing composition. Nice job.
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09/05/2005 01:48:54 AM
stunning shot
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09/05/2005 12:51:20 AM
Nice photo, but not sure what is the high contrast here.
09/05/2005 12:31:21 AM
Stunning. I love the white against the dark with the green leaf tips peeking out. Nicely done.
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