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Pink Little Flower
Pink Little Flower
annah


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: balcony
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Galleries: Vintage, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

Not really what I wanted to enter, but I miss the update button ;-) YES I know this is maybe a tad overedited. I was originally goint to make it ALL sepia/grainy, but the flower blended in too much, and could't be clearly seen.
-editing: contrast, selective desat, selective grain, burn, sharpen, yada, yada, blah.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 274
Avg (all users): 6.6000
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.4274
Avg (non-participants): 6.8642
Views since voting: 3266
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 205
Comments: 33
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/05/2005 04:11:38 PM
Very Nice! I love the selective Sepia!! awsome shot to say the least!
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11/04/2005 02:17:49 AM
thankyou to all who have voted and commented!
:-)
11/03/2005 02:33:05 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

The challenge was Image Grain and your image certainly meets the challenge brief, as the comments and your score demonstrates.

Technical:
Execution is spot on. Despite the introduction of grain into your photo, you have managed to retain the finer details. The use of selective desaturation gives more impact. I noted that you put editing details in comments, a useful and helpful addition for other people who look at the shot, although I still haven't found yada, yada, blah in PS...I've been looking for ages:)

Composition:
It is an infuriating composition, hands are cut off at the knuckles on one hand, wrist on the other and there is no head...but it works well! The positioning of the flower to the right of picture also fits perfectly.

Personal:
As I have just stated, this infuriates and also intrigues. The eye is drawn round and round the shot, always fixing on the flower. The sepia works beautifully with the flower - which appears not to show grain? -and the colour of the flower is great. Your overall score was good, but I would have expected it to finish in top 3. Congratulations and keep at it. Hope this has helped and was constructive for you.

Steve
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11/01/2005 01:28:54 PM
This is a stunning photo. I, for one, am glad that you did not have the chance to remove it from the competition.
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10/31/2005 07:06:20 AM
wtg annah! lovely
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10/31/2005 06:42:07 AM
This was a very good entry, should have ribboned.
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10/31/2005 06:07:09 AM
Great shot, very creative the way you left the flower un-grained.
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10/31/2005 12:57:51 AM
you're great
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10/31/2005 12:18:59 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish with this outstanding study. Go Anna!
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10/31/2005 12:13:32 AM
love the processing...congrats on top 10! :)
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10/31/2005 12:10:17 AM
Congrats on the top 10! One of my favs.
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10/31/2005 12:10:10 AM
WTG Annah! Great image! Congrats on top 10 finish!
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10/31/2005 12:09:43 AM
Way ta go, Anna! Congrats on 6th! nICE ENTRY!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 07:54:42 AM
good use of color and interesting crop - one of my favorites this challenge --
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10/29/2005 02:29:48 PM
Nice use of selective desat and grain. Nice composition. Only nit picky thing is the odd coloration on the edges of her fingers. I'm not sure what it is, but it makes her skin look blothcy which distracts from the picture (IMHO)
Cheers
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10/29/2005 02:09:36 PM
I really like what you have done here. Im guessing Dahkota or Annah. 10.
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10/28/2005 09:49:53 AM
great!
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10/28/2005 09:00:19 AM
This is awesome. I really like the grain in every part but the bright flower. Nicely done!
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10/27/2005 12:59:01 PM
Wonderful! Good work, I like it!
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10/26/2005 11:37:59 PM
Cool shot, the pink/red really makes the image pop.
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10/26/2005 10:47:23 PM
Breath taking! This is just perfect in every way. 10
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10/26/2005 08:00:54 PM
Just amazing! Certainly a ribbon, definately a favorite, I love everything about this masterpiece!
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10/26/2005 03:19:31 PM
This is an extremely striking image. Very skillfully done.
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10/26/2005 10:28:48 AM
.......red flora held on sepia grain back explodes with quiet perfect detail. Edit select is so nicely done. Charming and beautiful.
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10/25/2005 09:17:26 PM
Loved the painterly look of this one. Looks almost like egg tempura on the skin. Very nice use of grain.
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10/25/2005 08:48:39 AM
Cool shot!
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10/25/2005 08:25:25 AM
Love the use of selective desat, in combination with the grain it is very effectve.
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10/25/2005 08:23:51 AM
Excellent use of color grain. This is a hard thing to do. Your color enhances the shot, and the grain makes you think of age, with is an excellent contrast to the softer feel of the leaves. 8
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10/24/2005 09:01:51 PM
I like the use of selective desat here! Nice
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10/24/2005 05:46:42 PM
I like the image, however I don't feel it meets the challenge. Here is why - if there really was image grain in the image it would be all over the image and not selective as you have processed the image. There is absolutely no grain on the leaves yet all around it and that that is touching it has grain. In my opinion it would have been stronger if it was not selective. It still would have impact.
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10/24/2005 02:42:07 AM
perfect, just pure perfection! congrats on the blue ribbon ;)
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10/24/2005 01:21:31 AM
This is stunning. The single red of the leaf/blossom is beautiful. I like hte unusual crop. Perfectly composed. Just lovely all the way around.
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10/24/2005 12:27:20 AM
*well ok the challenged ended before i got back to viewing and bumping but i couldn't go any higher on this 1 any how......
i really think u should've placed 1st in this challenge there wern't many others that worked with grain the way film really works with it...so i was left th throw away my film routs and look for the best done digital rendition...and really truly this makes the most of the medium...
however i still think the title is a negitive but what can you do...can't have it all 100% and it is just my poor opinion anyhow.....closing statments still stand*

-best of luck

btw i think the title detracts but i didn't read it till after so u have taken a great stand alone shot....and i hope it gets the vote it needs to place as well as it should

*edit

Message edited by author 2005-11-01 22:01:42.
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