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Velvet Rhapsody
Velvet Rhapsody

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Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Sony DSC-W1
Location: At home
Date: Apr 2, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2006


Place: 55 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.0417
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.5577
Views since voting: 1277
Views during voting: 202
Votes: 144
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/27/2007 09:00:31 PM
It's a flower. I wish you shooters would stop shooting flowers. Trite!
09/10/2006 04:46:55 PM
This is a beautiful shot. The colors,lighting and texture are excellent.
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05/20/2006 12:55:30 PM
very nice
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05/18/2006 03:27:37 PM
I swore I commented on this one. Well, I will now.

We see tons of flowers, but this is a true stand out. The velvet rich tones and beautiful texture - wow, what a close up.
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04/14/2006 11:40:16 AM
Wow, thanks a lot guys! My first 6 ... :D Really should thank hubby for pushing me to enter this one.

Appreciate all the helpful comments and constructive feedback. Many pointed out the background would have been better blackened with no detail, even for my previous entry in Yellow. Going by the high votes for such images, I certainly won't disagree. But I still stand with my choice not to do it that way. I actually like the natural bits of subdued colour and design in the back as long as it doesn't make the image look busy. Guess it's personal taste. :)

04/14/2006 01:50:08 AM
Very, Very, Very nice.

I actually like the deep DOF on this one, I feel that the leaves are able to add a little something out of the ordinary as well as the other objects in the back. Very nicely done. I think you do a great job with that 'style' of effective background objects to lens a mood. Others keep commenting that they don't like it, but I think the only thing that does is affect the votes slightly. Photographically, it's very nice IMHO.

The only real thing I don't like is the pink fringing that has shown up in places. It's a bit odd and I'm not sure the source. You might use a selective color to shift it every so slightly towards the red scale.

Incidentally, you will notice that your rose is centered on the inner left fifth rather than a third. Works beautifully.

This also proves that you indeed CAN cut off some of the edges of some subjects and retain excellent quality.

PS. HUGE improvement over the yellow rose.
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04/14/2006 12:37:18 AM
OH...and congratulations on a personal best and a score above 6!
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04/14/2006 12:35:07 AM
Hi Eileen, I really expected this to do so much better. The title really described the texture you have captured in this shot. I gave this an 8, only because of the little bits of distraction in the background, but they weren't that huge. You really do these type of shots well. Keep going...AND WORK ON THAT SELF PORTRAIT!!!! Lovely shot
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04/14/2006 12:13:35 AM
Alright, way to kick butt and get a new personal best!!! Some amazing shadow and highlights by the way. Rich and vibrant as well. You rock!!!


Oh yeah, have to disagree with you this one is the better! ;)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2006 11:32:33 PM
Absolutely beautiful!
Red is so tough to do right too - well done!
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04/12/2006 07:15:55 AM
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04/12/2006 04:50:15 AM
Great use of light to emphasize the textures. This is an advanced editing challenge, so I would have removed, or blurred, the objects in the corners.
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04/11/2006 09:40:06 AM
Pretty light...warm with a bit of drama.
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04/10/2006 03:26:06 AM
wow, that's a stunning shot of a rose! The droplets of water really add to this 8
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04/07/2006 11:52:39 AM
Very nice color and detail. Since this is Advanced Editing, I would have cloned out the bits in the top and lower left corners of the frame for a completely black background. I don't care for the thin red border.
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