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Challenge: Flowers (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: my Bedroom
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Studio, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2006

my brother was watering one flower which ended up giving that look...

Cloning upper drops.

Place: 35 out of 375
Avg (all users): 6.4390
Avg (commenters): 7.8095
Avg (participants): 6.3901
Avg (non-participants): 6.5469
Views since voting: 1256
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 205
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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03/06/2007 05:05:02 PM
Great picture... Nice playing with water :o)
07/13/2006 11:43:58 PM
pleased to see this is refreshing to see something like this coming from you, though youre still sticking alot to the whole water, water droplets, water here, water there. it would be nice to see you experiment with other elements a bit, like the "exilir of jealousy" with smoke, that was interesting and you have good potential playing with it. Dont stick to water just because you know you can photograph it well, dare to try (and fail if you must on the way); in the end it will only broaden your capacities.

PERTAINING MORE DIRECTLY TO THIS PHOTO, i must say here at least you used water a bit differently than you have before (ie. couple drops sitting all over the place but god knows why, a splash here, a spash there but with no clear motive or hint as to what youre trying to expess with it) so its really interesting, even though this is a sort of splash, the water's movement and the photo composition really make the photo's particularity.
Moreover, i like how the title adds to the photo, gives it more meaning than it would have perhaps without it. The power of a title is allmighty after all. it can make or break a photo (to a certain extent)
Im not gonna go through the obvious "oh how sharp the drop are" because its obvious, so moving on.
I like the fact that there is a division in the middle of your background, it balances the composition somehow (though i dont know if chosing green was the best idea, perhaps so). i dont know what it would have looked like had you used anything else, but its just that the green background seems to take away from the bottom flower and as such is distracting. but definitly the idea to have made a seperation in the first place, i like. perhaps its just something to play around with until its perfect perfect perfect ! (thats a lie, there is actually no such thing)
Finally, before i wish you luck and that you experiment more in further photos, one thing that kind of bothered me is this harsh reflexion of the light off the stem of the top flower. some smoothening perhaps would have not distracted the eye to such frivolty but rather keep it focused on the main "happening" area, the focus of the photo. Unless theres a major underlying reason for that and i am totally off in which case i hope you develop on it in photographers comments ;)

Good luck and i wish you to experiment further in your next photos
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2006 05:35:12 PM
Fun use of stop-motion here, and the divided background is interesting.
07/08/2006 06:31:42 PM
Great concept for this shot. The shutter speed is great to stop the action, and I like the green/white background to go with the flowers. Good composition and focus. The lighting looks ok, but maybe a little too harsh from the left.
07/07/2006 06:02:15 PM
Nice layout. I like the simplicity, and I can tell the colors were well thought out with the flowers. The water is nice too, and it's not too much.
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07/07/2006 01:26:18 PM
Love the creativity here. The green and white separation was a great touch. Nice job!
07/07/2006 07:36:33 AM
What a great idea, and good detail in the water as well. Very nice.
07/06/2006 11:44:00 AM
I really like idea with flowers and water but that double background feels bit too much for me.
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07/05/2006 11:06:44 PM
07/05/2006 04:22:34 PM
Great photo. Colors are really nice. Great job! Wow, one of my favorites!!!
07/05/2006 01:35:12 PM
Really cool, I like this shot - very creative idea and good use of the colors. 9
07/05/2006 12:37:30 PM
interesting composition.
07/05/2006 06:39:40 AM
Very nice idea here...
07/04/2006 01:09:10 PM
Sweet! Artistic! Great capture! Well-thought-out & well-executed!
07/04/2006 08:17:36 AM
I love the set up with the flowers and the water. I also like the 2 colours you chose for the background but I am not fond of the straight division right down the middle. I'd like to see it on an angle. Still deserving of an 8 from me.
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07/04/2006 05:22:47 AM
Original idea even if I don't like much the bi-color background , the waterdrops are nice and sharp.my vote:6
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07/04/2006 12:08:26 AM
Nice. I like this shot!!
07/03/2006 10:08:06 PM
great idea.. i like the the water drops ... and the contrast if worderful
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07/03/2006 07:00:10 PM
absolutely love it
07/03/2006 04:19:51 PM
Great idea nicely executed
07/03/2006 10:50:10 AM
great capture. I am not sure if the white/green helps here. I would think that a plain darker background would bring out the drops better
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07/03/2006 04:15:08 AM
I think that this is a good shot and the idea is good. I prefer that the separation between the green and white background was on the line of the waterfall with the upper flower a bit on the left.
best regards
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07/03/2006 02:46:10 AM
great concept and fairly well executed...wish it were a bit sharper though
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07/03/2006 02:15:37 AM
07/03/2006 01:58:16 AM
Good Job!
07/03/2006 01:40:42 AM
love this shot and the title...well done, I hope you do well with this 8
07/03/2006 01:20:56 AM
Nice use of color.

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