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Tulips
Tulips
kari1


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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: studio downstairs
Date: May 28, 2006
Aperture: 3.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2006

Lots of work ... working to ensure that the flowers don't flare out too much ... I am not sure i have that right. Lit from the side with a lamp.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.4481
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.1053
Avg (non-participants): 6.5825
Views since voting: 1408
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 270
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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07/10/2006 07:00:10 AM
Very nice but your lighting stole away details, of wich you could have captured incredibly well, i note here that people vote on creativity or different compositions, instead of techs, wich is different! ;0)
i think this is beautiful, but, it lacks the details that one would like to see with clarity on the buds. Good job just the same!
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06/18/2006 02:35:37 PM
Beautiful shot - lovely color tones and leading lines/curves. Very appealing visually and effective use of black background to emphasize your subject. I didn't vote in this challenge but would have probably scored this an 8. The only things I see that I would try to improve are a couple of spots in the background (easily cloned or blended out) and a little stronger focus on the actual tulips themselves. Well done. Love the peach color.
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06/09/2006 02:21:02 AM
Hi from the Critique Club!

The first thing I notice about your image is the fantastic use of colour. The expanse of black as a background does not over-dominate, but enhances the soft pastel shades of orange and green.

The three flowers are beautifully placed. There are lovely curves that converge to one point at the bottom of the image, with lovely negative space in between. This gives a feeling of calm, serenity and beauty. There is an overall balance in the composition that is really pleasing on the eye.

Theree is lovely contrast between the lighting on the top and bottom of the tulips. I do though find it a little harsh on the bottom flower, but not so much that it spoils the image for me.

The image is very soft, and I would loved to have seen a just a little more detail in the petals. There is though more of a hint of texture on the the stems, which is nice.

I also think such a lovely image deserves more than the title 'Tulips'..I would have called it 'Threelips' or 'Trinity':))
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06/07/2006 03:30:33 AM
Nice work Kari, congratulations on your score. The lighting was artfully controlled. It was nice to meet you the other day too.
Leo
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06/07/2006 02:45:14 AM
Very nice shot Kari. Congrats on the PB!
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06/07/2006 01:34:02 AM
Outstanding and well deserved :-) Keep up the good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 08:22:41 PM
Wonderful composition. I like the softness that is conveyed in the shot. I like the square crop.
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06/06/2006 03:59:42 PM
very nice
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06/06/2006 01:19:01 AM
This a top pick of mine for this challenge thus far. Very classy photograph. The colors and lighting are right on the money and the contrast of the dark background works well here.
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06/05/2006 07:34:18 PM
magnifique....
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06/05/2006 03:09:03 PM
Intriguing; very strong graphically, although i wonder about the black border - useful at the top of frame, perhaps, but the un-exoected cut-off at the bottom is perhaps more intrusive than i think you intended. There's also a graininess - a very fine graininness, but nevertheless present - which to my eye doesn't quite fit with the highly-controlled set-up here. It might just be a black--point theshold thing - the descent into pure black from the mid-tones seems very sudden, looking carefully at the stems of the blooms, and that makes the tonal graduations of the more shaded areas of the flowers lack that sense of smoothness.
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06/05/2006 01:43:02 PM
Awesome photo, fits the challenge well and love the texture!
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06/03/2006 11:55:59 PM
Courtenay???

Nice comp, excellent movement, lovely colors, a bit soft, light ok, not much texture, nice lines
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06/03/2006 11:35:19 PM
Justmagical.....I love it.....A "10" from me.
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06/03/2006 11:26:31 PM
I like this the odd number make a great composition eye catching 10
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06/03/2006 02:05:38 PM
nice still life image. Lighting seems a tad bit bright on the tulips, and the focus just a bit too soft. I have seen similiar shot to this often - each time I wish it had been done with the tulips at different stages of opening.
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06/02/2006 10:50:16 PM
Should have let the stems go full frame.
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06/01/2006 11:46:56 PM
Perfect lighting and composition.

There is an awful yellow color cast, though.
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06/01/2006 12:17:04 AM
Facinating composition, with unfortunate slight overexposure.
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05/31/2006 07:57:01 PM
Beautiful composition, and color.
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05/31/2006 07:33:30 PM
lovely!
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05/31/2006 07:21:35 PM
excellent composition!
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05/31/2006 06:57:21 PM
9
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05/31/2006 11:14:21 AM
Very beautiful, but your choice of border unfortunately looks like the flowers are just floating in the frame.
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05/31/2006 08:40:01 AM
looks like too much postprocessing, not really sharp, little white thingy in upper right corner
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05/31/2006 07:22:53 AM
Beautiful shot, beautiful color, nicely done!
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05/31/2006 04:29:05 AM
Everything is great about this photo but the arrangement looks a little artificial. I feel uneven gap between the flowers would have given more natural feel. Still a great capture. Hope this does well for you.8.
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