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Triumvirate in White ( jmsetzler)
Triumvirate in White ( jmsetzler)

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Challenge: Deja Vu II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Home, OH
Date: Mar 23, 2006
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2006

I really wanted to duplicate jmsetzler's blue ribbon winner, Forbidden Fruit, but lacking an apple I settled on the orchids. This orchid is a Malibu Chablis grown by my wife.
Shot in raw format, the orchid was lit with four lights. The difficult part was trying not to blow out the white color and still capture the texture of the petals. I know I will get comments that it is not really a triumvirate because of the two flowers facing the other way. I just could not bring myself to cutting them off. . . besides. . .I didn't know what I was going to tell my wife about how they ended up missing! I also deliberately filled the image with the scene to bring the viewers attention to the heart of the flowers and also felt it gave the image the appearance of the orchids cascading out of the frame.

In Photoshop:
cropped for effect;
in layers- adjusted levels especially midtones;
adjusted curves slightly;
usm 248%/,9/1;
saved for the web.

Place: 50 out of 141
Avg (all users): 6.3402
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1325
Avg (non-participants): 6.4955
Views since voting: 1168
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 194
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2006 04:42:29 PM
Technical perfection. The tones you captured in this image are great and the reds give the composition exceptional elegance.
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03/28/2006 11:49:48 PM
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03/27/2006 06:54:40 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful.....
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03/26/2006 02:04:22 PM
love the great whites!
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03/26/2006 08:29:52 AM
Well framed, well lit, very sharp. Well done.
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03/25/2006 10:58:27 PM
nicely done
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03/24/2006 03:27:36 PM
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03/24/2006 01:31:33 AM
stunning shot...perhaps a little too close in the crop for my liking, but crisp and sharp
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03/24/2006 12:12:56 AM
aren't they gorgeous? :) Nice work...
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