DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
"Waterlilies"  (Rachel S. - 10/20/03)
"Waterlilies" (Rachel S. - 10/20/03)
sfalice


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Username Challenge (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Compact Aspherical Hyperzoom for Sigma
Location: san francisco
Date: Dec 20, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2005

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers to the rescue on this one. The reflections from the greenhouse ceiling provided the satin-like water.

Slight levels, contrast, curves. Little bit of dodging on the petals and reflection. Smart sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 153
Avg (all users): 6.6143
Avg (commenters): 7.2778
Avg (participants): 6.4316
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 2219
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 223
Comments: 29
Favorites: 6 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
03/21/2011 07:50:18 PM
Nicely composed. I like the reflection it gives it a dreamy feeling.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/08/2010 03:51:51 AM
Beautiful reflection and silky water. WD!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/20/2006 06:55:41 PM
love the soft background and the unusual "profile" of the lily.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2006 06:35:14 PM
Great shot! I go to the conservatory quite often myself and adore the waterlilies there. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2006 07:33:17 PM
Stunning, I love this shot. It makes me feel peacefull and at ease. Thanks for making my day at the sight of it! 10/10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2006 01:28:55 PM
love the reflection
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/29/2006 12:06:41 PM
This is such an elegant shot. I like the water ripples around the petals. Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/06/2006 06:35:30 PM
I was curious to see whether anyone would manage to use my name on this challenge. Lovely shot. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2006 01:46:47 AM
Nice use of color on a monochromatic background to really add emphasis. Nice reflection as well. Congrats on your top 20 finish, it's going in my favorites.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/02/2006 01:01:28 AM
Tender and beautiful. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2006 09:58:30 AM
nice pic with good central focus
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2005 10:06:51 PM
Photo fits the challenge and I like the softness of it. Bumping up a point after second look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2005 06:03:35 PM
but ... I only see one water lily...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2005 04:15:29 PM
I like the light reflecting off the water. I think I would rather see the front of the Lilly though. Still the composition is fairly good and the focus is good.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2005 06:56:49 PM
lovely soft lines and interesting composition -- one of my ribbon picks
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2005 04:27:20 PM
HOW PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did this just beautifully. The selective desat is beautiful on this one. One of my favorites, and it takes a lot for a flower picture to wow me. This one does tho.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2005 09:05:27 AM
Very pretty. I like the tilt of the flower and it's reflection. The silvery tones of the water make it appear to be an undulating mirror. Nice! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2005 06:32:49 AM
Love the water on this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 07:49:02 PM
Good work!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2005 09:04:02 PM
Nice, love the circular movement of the water, and the shadow of the lilies.........
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/27/2005 06:33:31 PM
Beautiful image!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 06:37:33 PM
Nice shot. Wish I could see the other side though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 02:47:39 PM
great tones
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 12:21:29 PM
Simplistic yet elegant. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 08:27:15 AM
lovely, really nice shot, 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 04:13:22 AM
nice reflection - just wish there was a little more light on the front side
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 03:13:56 AM
First impressions...WOW! Second look, the lily seems slightly washed out, but hey, 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 12:40:06 AM
nice detail captured in the reflection
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/26/2005 12:36:01 AM
pretty
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 05/09/2021 04:01:21 PM EDT.