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The Soul of a Flower
The Soul of a Flower
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Afterlife (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ20
Location: my room
Date: Mar 7, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2006

I'm kinda bummed this got DQ'd....as it finished in 4th place and I coulda completly avoided getting DQ'd if I just woulda used USM instead of making a new layer and sharpening.

Oh well....it happens:P

A lot of people are asking how this was done so;

To make this photo I simply cut off about an inch and a half of an incense stick (It was Jamaican Coconut) and lit it and placed it inside the flower. I hung a black blanket up about 5 feet behind the flower and placed a white piece of foamcore on the left hand side and simply bounced my flash of the foamcore to light the flower. I also had a fill light on the right hand side so it wasn't totally in shadow.

So there you go....:P
Disqualification Details
Only Adjustment Layers (or the non-Photoshop equivalent) may be used in Basic Editing. Please review the rules.

Statistics
Views since voting: 2008
Views during voting: 483
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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04/08/2006 09:43:23 PM
What Bozo gave this a 1 and 2 ?

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03/20/2006 05:41:12 PM
Sorry about the DQ man. It's alright though, at it seems you are now scoring above 6 pretty consistently. Don't sweat it.
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03/19/2006 12:26:47 AM
AAAWE, tough break doode.
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03/18/2006 05:59:13 PM

I will give you a blue Ribbon!!!!
I loved it!!! very very creative.
How did you do this? is the smoke from a candle?
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03/18/2006 01:37:38 PM
Celeb, after seeing the reason you were DQ'd, I stopped to think about this a while.

The same effect you achieved with the second sharpened layer could have been achieved with the Fade command in the Edit menu.

Right after you apply the USM, go to edit and select Fade USM and then adjust transparency of the USM. Hope that helps.
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03/17/2006 10:45:03 PM
2 DQ's..!! Dude, whats going on?? Still a great picture!

Message edited by author 2006-03-18 01:06:27.
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03/15/2006 03:12:18 PM
Sweet shot caleb, way to keep me from the green, which I have been getting a lot lately...
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03/15/2006 01:30:14 PM
Nicely done. How did you do this?
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03/15/2006 12:01:24 PM
What a great picture!

Message edited by author 2006-03-18 22:55:44.
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03/15/2006 11:56:05 AM
Certainly sweet and endearing. Congratulations on your 4th finish.
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03/15/2006 08:03:48 AM
4th place and a new high score!!! Congrats Caleb, and keep it up.
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03/15/2006 01:15:20 AM
score of 6.660? that's the mark of you-know-who, hehe
very nice use of empty space on this photo.
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03/15/2006 12:35:03 AM
Nice work, Caleb. Nver would've guessed this was yours...
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03/15/2006 12:09:20 AM
Caleb! Way to go buddy! The Green Ribbon is yours! Looks good in your profile dude. Soooo close. Next time you'll get 'em ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 01:30:11 AM
Is that a candle?
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03/13/2006 09:35:05 PM
I need some tips from you regarding photographing smoke. Good job and good luck.
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03/12/2006 04:41:06 PM
beautiful composition
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03/11/2006 11:11:22 AM
really nice
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03/10/2006 10:20:00 PM
This is interesting, the smoke from the tulip, orginal.
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03/09/2006 06:20:31 AM
nice found
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03/09/2006 12:45:14 AM
Ohhh....this is FANTASTIC!!!
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03/08/2006 05:56:15 PM
Hmmm.... New yeek.
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03/08/2006 04:37:05 PM
Beautiful capture of painting with light. Or is that match stick smoke?
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03/08/2006 04:25:12 PM
Probably the best I've seen so far in this contest.
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03/08/2006 02:28:39 PM
Is the flower the essence of life or the vapor? I ilke the combination. The black brings simplicity.
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03/08/2006 08:46:36 AM
nice idea, but if the tulip was dying, it would be hanging
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03/08/2006 02:40:50 AM
smokin 9
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03/08/2006 12:49:53 AM
great concept! love it.
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