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From The Garden
From The Garden

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon
Location: My studio
Date: Mar 5, 2006
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2006

Well folks, this is result of being bored on Sunday afternoon. I set up some shop lights in my spare bedroom/studio, stole some of my wife's table arrangement and this is the end result, hope you like it.

Place: 139 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.6500
Avg (commenters): 6.3077
Avg (participants): 5.5492
Avg (non-participants): 5.8077
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 200
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/15/2006 11:33:24 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Oh, nice! My first thought on seeing this image was, "painterly." Your treatment of the flowers and leaves does give a just painted feeling to this and I like that a lot.

Certainly you met the Challenge with that ultra-square cropping and certainly the design is quite pleasing.

On composition, If I had to nit pic, I'd say that the right-in-the-middle stem is a touch awkward. Had you slanted the stem & flowers from (say) left to right, it might have been a more balanced composition. And would have left less empty space at the top.

However, you did receive a respectable score, and that's a plus!

Finally, I'll suggest that when you request a critique from the Critique Club, please do enter your camera settings. It helps us give you the best comments we can, and it helps you understand your camera as well.

I'll look forward to more of your images in DPC.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 08:43:31 PM
Simple yet quite stunning. My only critique is they lack the lustre I'm looking for. The composition and light are fine, but there is a certain flatness about the whole image. Maybe it was the desaturation. I've had that happen sometimes when going to black and white. I'd love to see the color version. 7
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03/12/2006 07:13:07 AM
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03/11/2006 04:26:35 PM
Nice light, well framed. Not sure about the color, good work.
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03/10/2006 05:40:00 PM
Great compossion! love the flow of the flowers and the softness of the black and white. Great job!
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03/09/2006 03:39:38 AM
Really felt that colour was needed in this shot against the background provided.
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03/08/2006 04:40:29 PM
Very pretty, would like to see just a bit more pink in the flowers
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03/07/2006 09:07:01 PM
very nice.....
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03/07/2006 07:40:38 PM
great composition like the desaturated colours nice black background
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03/07/2006 06:03:15 PM
Very pretty, nice composition.
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03/07/2006 11:41:17 AM
Good lighting.
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03/06/2006 11:23:01 PM
The one leaf to the right provides very nice balance here.
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03/06/2006 07:54:17 PM
Color seems too washed out. You might have done that on purpose, but I think it would be better with more color.
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03/06/2006 04:56:41 PM
Interesting - not sure I like the desat. Seems to me you either needed to go completely B/W or stay with the color, but this muted look doesn't work for me. Just my opinion - hope you do well.
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03/06/2006 04:36:24 PM
Your color choices and the shadows make this interesting to look at... just when I was getting sick of Peruvian Lilies. It is real, isn't it?
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