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Vernal Rose
Vernal Rose
sammigurl


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New III (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My patio in Chandler, Arizona
Date: Apr 15, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2006

Import to Picasa
Change RAW properties in Canon Fileviewer Utility
Export as a TIF
Open in Photoshop
Crop
Fade Auto Levels
Curves layer on the black background
Levels to make it completely black
Crop
Clone a little part of a torn petal
Boost of saturation a little
NeatImage
Border
Levels
Hue/Saturation

And voila!


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Shooting Date/Time
4/15/2006 8:54:59 AM
Shooting Mode
Program AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/125
Av( Aperture Value )
3.2
ISO Speed
100
Lens
50.0 mm
Focal Length
50.0 mm
Image Quality
RAW
Flash
Off
AF Mode
AI Focus AF

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So, I brought my dog's cage outside and put it on my patio. Then, I punched a hole with the stem of the rose through my $1.99 backdrop (oh no!) and put the backdrop on the cage and put the rose down through the wires so I could get a straight shot up and down. Took me a while to think of that, actually, I'm such a blonde. But it worked! Yay!


I hope this picture does well. Meaning above a 5.0. I hope I didn't just jinx myself.


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AFTER CHALLENGE: Oh my god 7th place!!! *does a happy dance* Thank you for all the wonderful comments I've recieved, and all the great feedback on this image. I love you!!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 247
Avg (all users): 6.7193
Avg (commenters): 7.8846
Avg (participants): 6.3735
Avg (non-participants): 6.8614
Views since voting: 2937
Views during voting: 416
Votes: 285
Comments: 44
Favorites: 15 (view)


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05/04/2006 07:08:34 PM
Beautiful. Good composition and perfect light and tones.
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05/01/2006 10:46:21 AM
Wow. Beautiful picture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2006 08:20:13 PM
This is so beautiful and simple. I like how it is soft, but not too soft. Great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2006 03:56:39 PM
One of my favs! In fact I'll add it to my favorites!
Great job!
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04/30/2006 02:45:02 AM
This is an exceptional image Sammie ;) Great job on this one and congrats on a PB!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2006 11:17:16 AM
beautiful. looks like a seashell.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2006 04:43:12 AM
One of my favorites of the challenge. A great new vantage of an old classic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/27/2006 10:23:27 AM
Congratulations on all those high jumpin goals:
Goals for 2006 on DPC
Get above a 5.0 on a photo
Get above a 5.5 on a photo
Get above a 6.0 on a photo
Get above a 6.5 on a photo

Get in the top 100, I mean, COME ON
Get in the top 75
Get in the top 50
Get in the top 25
Get in the top 10

This picture is surely worth it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/26/2006 12:08:53 PM
Congrats on the strong finish, and a new personal best! It is a great image and great improvement for you, keep doing your happy dance over this one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/26/2006 01:54:49 AM
Nice finish. Congrats.
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04/26/2006 01:37:32 AM
congratulations! it was my top pick too. I gave it a ten and I really love it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/26/2006 01:19:55 AM
This was absolutely one of my favorites. I'm glad to see it do so well :-)
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04/26/2006 12:56:21 AM
Great lighting, effective border, and the twisting petals really suit the central composition. Deserved the placing. Agree with the comments about a larger depth of field to clarify the edges of the flower a tad more.
Good work! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/26/2006 12:55:49 AM
Double post sorry!

Message edited by author 2006-04-26 00:58:07.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 10:07:19 PM
Beautiful
04/25/2006 09:18:54 PM
I love this! 10
04/25/2006 07:55:20 PM
unbelivable.. such sentering.. love it!
04/25/2006 07:51:18 PM
I would like this more with more DOF, the focus is too shallow in my opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2006 05:46:43 PM
ooooooh very cool shot the spiral is great one of the few photos where the middle is the perfect spot for the photo.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2006 08:25:12 AM
Wonderful composition, lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/25/2006 05:21:47 AM
A beautiful picture.
04/24/2006 05:38:32 PM
Great photo. I like the lighting and perspective. The folded petals are emphasized by the leaves. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/23/2006 12:21:22 AM
Great composition and depth of field.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/22/2006 10:45:24 PM
great perspective for a flower shot to really make it stand out above the rest of the flower/plants in this challenge. The only suggesstion i could make to use a slightly larger DoF because the top right petal seems slightly distorted, that usually happens to me when i shoot at widest aperature of my lense. Also your border looks great on your photo, well done. lol, i liked it more as tried to some up with things to comment on, 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/22/2006 11:57:59 AM
Interesting. I like the narrow DOF. It almost looks like it's turning. Nice frame. Overall - quite artful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2006 11:57:51 PM
different angle. i like it.
04/21/2006 11:44:00 AM
Wow, wow, wow - exquisite perfection!
04/21/2006 10:22:54 AM
I Like the point of view.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2006 07:05:17 AM
Very nice.....
04/21/2006 12:44:58 AM
Simple and elgant....very lovely!
04/20/2006 09:22:11 PM
Nicely subtle with a soft sensuality about it...lovely point of view, well done.
04/20/2006 05:04:28 PM
8
04/20/2006 03:15:32 PM
Nice approach!
04/20/2006 09:55:03 AM
lovely shot, beautiful composition
04/20/2006 09:50:24 AM
Excellent DOF. The simplicity is great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2006 09:18:24 AM
Very unique, I like the original angle. Works perfectly with that closed rose. Well done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2006 07:40:44 AM
Wonderful job! Great perspective and lighting!
04/20/2006 12:20:58 AM
I like the "bullseye" composition on this, and the soft focus works well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2006 10:33:39 PM
I love this one as with most flowers! Great shot! Good luck. Into my favorites.
04/19/2006 09:48:13 PM
It was the only flower photo that I scored high. The symetry made this for me! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2006 09:45:45 PM
I love this one! In my faves.
04/19/2006 07:21:51 PM
love the composure....a more diffused lightsource may have illuminated the texture of the subject better. regardless I give it a 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2006 03:28:22 PM
Sublime.... nicely framed.... good taste...


Simpa
04/19/2006 01:19:15 AM
Very nice.


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