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Spring Is Here
Spring Is Here

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Challenge: Something New III (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Date: Apr 12, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2006

I went out on the 12th and was taken back by our neighbor's flowers seperating our two yards. Over the next few days, I shot over 1000 images.

I converted this to black and white to really have the ability to seperate the flowers from their surroundings.

Personally I think there is a problem with DOF here, on the larger flower. The night of the 12th was a real bad storm and when I went out the next day to try and get a better focused shot, these flowers were gone, too badly damaged by the storm.

But I was able to shoot the others, but I am quite particular about this shot for some reason.

Thanks to everyone for viewing.

Post Edit: Well, of course it didn't do well as I had expected, [not hoped]. I knew the focus was off, but I thought the subject would carry it - even with all the predictable flora.

Place: 156 out of 247
Avg (all users): 5.0977
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 4.7571
Avg (non-participants): 5.2258
Views since voting: 659
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 256
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2006 09:05:23 AM
Beautiful lighting and composition.
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04/25/2006 05:29:30 AM
Love the black and white - really sexy and powerful.
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04/24/2006 05:45:47 PM
Nice BW picture of flowers. I think that is difficult to pull off at times.
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04/23/2006 05:04:55 PM
Focus is a bit soft at the front. I think colour would have looked better against the nice background you've chosen.
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04/21/2006 02:58:47 PM
Composition is good, unfortunately the picture is blurry. DOF or focus is off
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04/19/2006 02:09:56 PM
Nice Black and white!! focus is a little off to me.
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04/19/2006 05:06:20 AM
i like the flowers but i think you should have run through an unsharp mask more to bring them out
04/19/2006 04:25:07 AM
this doesn't say "spring" at all, looks more like "graveyard" - why not in color?
04/19/2006 01:49:55 AM
I've seen a lot of plants and trees... Yes, they meet the challenge, but where is the creativity... It's the image that stands out from the rest that wins me over.

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