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Challenge: Low Key (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: UK
Date: Mar 21, 2006
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.5
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2006

crop/levels/hue-sat-colorize
usm/usm/resize/usm
The negative space on the right is intentional,cropping it seemed to lose the balance.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 281
Avg (all users): 7.0411
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 6.9239
Avg (non-participants): 7.1260
Views since voting: 8029
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 219
Comments: 58
Favorites: 34 (view)


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09/26/2006 07:11:20 AM
Yep. Can see why you picked this as one of your personal favorites. Ribbon well deserved.

Evan
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04/01/2006 05:58:18 PM
Belated congrats on your ribbon, PeeCee!
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04/01/2006 06:20:24 AM
This is realy a piece of art.... congrats... you deserve every inches of this blue ribbon ...

Simpa
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04/01/2006 06:20:07 AM
This is realy a piece of art.... congrats... you deserve every inches of this blue ribbon ...

Simpa
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03/30/2006 04:25:29 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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03/30/2006 03:13:03 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon with this beautiful capture!
Very appropriate title, too.

Message edited by author 2006-03-30 15:34:55.
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03/30/2006 01:40:29 AM
Been so busy that this is the first that I saw this. Kudos on the blue! Well deserved. Awesomely simple shot.
Yours
TC
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03/30/2006 01:13:26 AM
congrats on your blue!
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03/29/2006 01:44:01 PM
You have captured the sleeping beauty! Congratulations on your BLUE!
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03/29/2006 01:16:49 PM
Congrats Paul, it has been a long time coming but you got it and you earnt it!
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03/29/2006 11:32:32 AM
I gave this a 9. Lovely image.
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03/29/2006 11:17:02 AM
Beautiful shot, the lighting & contrast is amazing
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03/29/2006 10:43:07 AM
Congratulations Paul, just leaving another comment, this deserves a ribbon and first place awesome shot
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03/29/2006 10:42:17 AM
Congratulations Paul.
A lovely shot, well worth the long overdue ribbon.
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03/29/2006 09:24:58 AM
Congratulations on your first and well deserved blue ribbon! Great low key still life.

Message edited by author 2006-03-29 09:29:43.
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03/29/2006 08:32:57 AM
What a beautiful image. Congrats!
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03/29/2006 07:53:23 AM
Congrats on the well deserved blue - this is beautiful! :-)
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03/29/2006 06:22:49 AM
Hi Paul - so pleased for you. Congrats on a wonderful image.
Its a pleasure to see you get the blue.

Mike

Message edited by author 2006-03-29 06:23:53.
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03/29/2006 05:00:05 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon winning photo.Hope it's the start of many more !
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03/29/2006 03:21:14 AM
Originally posted by stdavidson:

This makes a good study in low-key still life imagery. I like the tones and lighting angle. There is a slight bit of haloing around the pollen and the leftmost petal lacks detail, but this is basic rules and you cannot do much about it. I recommend you correct those should you chose to make a print. Great picture that should place very high.


Thanks Steve,
I agree with your comments totally, altered it for print very slightly.

Paul.
03/29/2006 03:18:38 AM
Thanks everyone,
I knew I had a good entry, but a ribbon..whoohoo
Thanks also to Jason for giving me the glass to do it.
03/29/2006 03:05:09 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon ! I am sure more are coming...
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03/29/2006 02:56:31 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a blue at that. Well done and nice shot.
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03/29/2006 01:55:23 AM
Congrats, well deserved ribbon!
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03/29/2006 01:37:12 AM
Well deserved. Congrats!!!
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03/29/2006 12:52:31 AM
wow! achoo's mojo lives on baby! great job!
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03/29/2006 12:49:35 AM
Many congratulations, Paul, on your first ribbon with this beautiful image! Well deserved.
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03/29/2006 12:31:59 AM
Congrats on the result and your first ribbon. Very nice submission.

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03/29/2006 12:28:22 AM
Wtg, Paul! Big congrats on your blue!
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03/29/2006 12:14:17 AM
Congratulations Paul! A long wait for this, but it's a "blue"!
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03/29/2006 12:13:20 AM
Nicely done, congratulations.
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03/29/2006 12:12:54 AM
DUDE! The mojo lives on!!! For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, peecee bought the lens which won me all three of my ribbons and now in his first(?) challenge, scores a blue! Well done on such an excellent shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2006 07:52:41 PM
This is a perfect example of a well done low key shot - to me, anyway.
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03/28/2006 04:52:00 PM
Beautiful, elegant image!
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03/28/2006 10:09:34 AM
Perfect low-key. Possible top 3. well done.
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03/28/2006 06:53:20 AM
Beautiful image.....
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03/27/2006 05:10:22 PM
One of the best flowers of this challenge.
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03/25/2006 05:03:18 PM
This makes a good study in low-key still life imagery. I like the tones and lighting angle. There is a slight bit of haloing around the pollen and the leftmost petal lacks detail, but this is basic rules and you cannot do much about it. I recommend you correct those should you chose to make a print. Great picture that should place very high.
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03/25/2006 04:08:01 PM
Great lighting and DOF Love the way some of the petals fade into the dark background. Well done.
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03/25/2006 11:39:06 AM
very nice :)
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03/24/2006 02:37:03 PM
Beautiful B&W, awesome clarity, love the amount of whiteness in the photo
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03/24/2006 11:38:09 AM
Stunning, nice composition - 10
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03/24/2006 10:51:13 AM
mapplethorpe. First thing that popped into my head. The lighting on this is excellent. Makes the flower sensual. Has a lot of movement. I can see the petals unfurling while I comment. I take a lot of flower shots 'cause there easy, convenient, and don't argue. :) This one is one I would love to call my own. Excellent work. 10
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03/24/2006 03:39:16 AM
almost perfect example of low key photography, just that something below rightmost petal is distracting - 8
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03/24/2006 02:02:34 AM
Very nice photo. I like it. I gave it an 8
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03/23/2006 08:27:43 PM
Crisp edges and great DOF. I wonder if it was possible to have the base of the blossom in one third and the nobby thing in the other third. Having more dark space in the upper right might give it a more reaching effect. Excellent job. good luck
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03/23/2006 07:44:37 PM
I love the lighting in this and the positioning of the flower, it seems to be reaching for the light.
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03/23/2006 07:22:45 PM
beautiful work! 10
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03/23/2006 05:18:06 PM
Classic beauty. Very nice.
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03/23/2006 03:40:42 PM
Your title says it all. This is a very elegant composition. Excellent light.
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03/23/2006 11:18:11 AM
Amazing.
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03/23/2006 01:26:36 AM
low key, with detail, no stem
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03/22/2006 10:03:15 PM
Stunning... Really outstanding work.
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03/22/2006 04:55:30 PM
I love how elegant the picture is...the lighting totally boosts it and the focus is wonderful. this is my favorite flower so i'm glad it photographed so well.
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03/22/2006 04:26:15 PM
Lovely. Perfect for the challenge. Such nice detail and depth for minimal lighting. The focus is spot on too. 9
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03/22/2006 07:54:10 AM
I like the angle
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03/22/2006 07:41:01 AM
nice work...suits the challenge
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03/22/2006 12:41:03 AM
Outstanding, this is beautiful!
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