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Summer Flower
Summer Flower
hopelessoptimist


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Glendale, California, USA
Date: Nov 25, 2005
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/5000
Galleries: Portraiture, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

You might recognize her from some of my other photographs. She enjoys being photographed as much as I do photographing. A Southern California November afternoon: what a gorgeous day!

Rotated, cropped, curves for contrast, slight boost in saturation, although the sun was setting already so the color was warm, darkened the upper half to bring emphasis to the flower, color balance layer to punch up the greens, finally a little burning in the flower.

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Statistics
Place: 402 out of 519
Avg (all users): 4.9931
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9665
Avg (non-participants): 5.0617
Views since voting: 746
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 290
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 10:14:18 PM
Watch your focus it looks like its on the steams.
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12/06/2005 08:27:51 PM
Good use of depth of field. 8
12/06/2005 01:52:43 PM
Nice shot, interesting idea, just a brick wall seems a little distracting, blue sky maybe.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/06/2005 10:13:45 AM
Composition is ok. Overall I think it is a little dark. The shadow on her are is distracting. IMO focus should be on the flower closest to the bottom of the frame and draw you in to the photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/05/2005 06:02:29 PM
Great capture. Your decision to shoot vertically really adds to the photo and the composition leads the eyes throughout the shot. Nice lighting and DOF...... 8
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12/02/2005 07:30:00 PM
This is a very nice picture, I really like it, but I think competition is tough - good luck!
12/01/2005 06:19:18 PM
very nice point of view.... makes the shot original. the only thing that takes away from the shot is the bit of a shadow on, lets see... eh, the right arm of the subject... haha. can't be perfect though. Nice shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2005 01:22:22 AM
great prespective
12/01/2005 12:43:20 AM
Nice use of shallow DOF to emphasis the subject.
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