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Challenge: Single Light Source II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A520
Location: desk in room
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: F2.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20 sec.
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

First submission. and pretty cliche, but oh well.

Shot in B&W.
Rose lit with a florescent lamp.

not sure how this is going to do. kind of harsh lighting.


Editing:

Brightness/Contrast
HMS Adjust
Cloning in the top left corner
Resize
Curves
Brightness/Contrast
HMS Adjust
Dodging/Burning
Sharpen
Soft Focus
USM
Sharpen
Soft Focus
Sparpen
Border
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 238
Avg (all users): 6.3361
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3889
Avg (non-participants): 6.3140
Views since voting: 1048
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 244
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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06/10/2006 07:12:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Welcome to DPC and congrats on a great first entry. I dont think the lighting is harsh at all. It highlights the tips well and gives great shadows deeper within the flower. You captured good detail overall and you met the challenge requirements with flying colors (or lack there of).

The water droplet seems a bit out of place. It is quite pronounced and all alone with no other droplets to be seen. The black and white treatment is great. Might be interesting to see a lightly colored version but I dont think I would have changed it for this challenge.

I personally like the negative space on the left and I have no problem with the border. You have a great first pic entered here. Your score seems about right and you just cant complain about a top 40 your first time around. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing what else you have to offer. Good luck in the future.

Tim
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06/07/2006 12:20:37 AM
All i can say members at DP have not not justice to this photograph by voting lower than what it deserved .It should be ranked higher

Message edited by author 2006-06-07 00:25:11.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 02:07:03 AM
Very nice expression of lighiting. I like the composition as well. The single droplet draws more attention than I think it should, IMO, but that is minor.
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06/05/2006 07:25:43 PM
very nice...
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06/05/2006 01:08:13 PM
Almost a beautifully exposed image - well, it may well actually be, but you've allowed so much negative space that the full area of interest of the image is reduced to a very small dimension. There is certainly something to be said for some bretahing-space in the framing of any object, but that raft of black seems unneccesarily much to me - and it has a down-side: with more flower, we'd see more of what gives the impression of being a finely detailed controlled exposure, worthy of a longer look. Also, here, the real eye-catcher of the frame is that brighter, higher contrast part of the bloom, and that is, perhaps, just a touch too centre of frame? Or perhaps even just a more diagonal composition would have sat more happily - I'm just finding that composition a bit discomforting.
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06/04/2006 04:13:42 PM
I love this high contrast !
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06/02/2006 05:48:33 PM
Gorgeous...though the dew drop on one of the right petals is a bit distracting. I'll be rooting for this one!
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06/02/2006 03:14:14 PM
Beautiful texture, elegant work! One of my favorites!
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06/02/2006 08:12:46 AM
I hope it does well, lighting is good, Is there a line at bottom or i am imagining it, 9, composoition could have been better
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06/01/2006 09:00:35 PM
You've captured the texture of the petals nicely...pretty light.
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06/01/2006 03:09:44 AM
My first feeling was that this was a bit dark - but the longer I lok at it I think the lighting is actually just right. Nice details brought out by the lighting. Good focus.
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05/31/2006 06:59:20 PM
beautiful, would have liked better w/o border, bumping to a 9
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05/31/2006 05:29:59 PM
Even a rose with no color looks beautiful. Good Job!
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05/31/2006 12:40:17 PM
Very nice I have to say..
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05/31/2006 12:31:40 PM
I believe this is one of the best depictions of "A single light source."

You did wonderful setting this up and I hope to learn from you as well as others on this.

The single water drop is just stunning :)
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05/31/2006 09:45:31 AM
beautiful job!
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