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Sunflower-lookin up
Sunflower-lookin up
kevinswope


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Grandmas house
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002

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Statistics
Place: 84 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.3831
Avg (commenters): 6.5926
Avg (participants): 5.2549
Avg (non-participants): 5.5648
Views since voting: 729
Votes: 261
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 02:17:00 PM
The most obviously textured part could be a little lighter, but this is very nice.
07/28/2002 10:42:00 AM
this is a very nice photo... the texture in the center of the sunflower works very well... I think a fill flash would possibly accent that texture quite a bit as well :) = 7 - jmsetzler
07/26/2002 07:42:00 PM
The flower looks dull. I tried adjusting the levels in Photoshop and found that brightening the image this way gives the petals a translucent look, you can see the light coming through them. I don't think it matters that the background becomes very bright as well. As it stands it's a good pic but a bit dull and flat which can be fixed easily
07/26/2002 02:49:00 PM
I think this is great! Very well done. I think it may be a tad dark (foreground), but I like it. GREAT job! 10 from me - I would hang this up.
Ruthann
07/26/2002 12:21:00 PM
The best texture here is not lighted really well. 6 nards656
07/25/2002 11:45:00 PM
a little more focus on the center of the flower would have strengthened this one for me.
07/25/2002 03:40:00 PM
This is an O.K. shot. Well focused and framed, but overly dark, especially the center of the flower. This is often the case, when your background is very light and foreground is dark, the camera guesses badly. I think the petals turned out very well and if that were all that were in the frame, your score would be higher. Had enough? 6 Swash
07/25/2002 02:30:00 PM
Beautiful photo! I love the exposure you used. The colors are very subtely rendered.
07/24/2002 05:16:00 PM
For texture I think this should be showing the actual texture of the leaves and center. I'd like to see this close up. However, I think it's a good sunflower shot.
07/24/2002 06:25:00 AM
Great shot
07/23/2002 04:26:00 PM
sunflower is a good subject for this challenge. i think you could have done more to bring out the texture by zooming in closer (the leaves at the bottom are distracting), maybe even show only part of the flower if your camera allows you to get that close. also play with the brightness and contrast, if you increase both a bit a lot more of the texture and detail in the middle of the flower (not sure what that's called - darn english as a 2nd language thing) becomes visible. -- gr8photos (4)
07/23/2002 04:17:00 PM
Composition9,
Technical Aspects7,
Meets Challenge10,
Originality8,
Average Score8,

Autool.

07/23/2002 03:14:00 PM
Needs fill-in flash. Those petals should be shining yellow!
07/23/2002 02:44:00 PM
This is really cool. The petals look like they are painted on. I would have cropped out the leaves on bottom making space at top larger, but that's my personal opinion. cthenk
07/23/2002 12:54:00 PM
Slightly dark but the detail is present in the shot.
07/23/2002 02:23:00 AM
most excellent! studio shot? mousie?
07/23/2002 12:43:00 AM
nice picture, but texture is not my first thought...
07/22/2002 11:48:00 PM
A blue sky would have been awesome on this! Good focus on the center of the flower; I have found that to be difficult. karmat
07/22/2002 11:46:00 PM
nice composition.
07/22/2002 11:00:00 PM
I like this a lot. I think I would like it a little more brightly lit, but that's a pretty minor complaint. I like the way you framed it and how you took an unorthodox viewpoint.
07/22/2002 03:49:00 PM
Pretty shot, good detail. Seems just a tad dark... might be my monitor though.
07/22/2002 03:29:00 PM
I like very much. It«s very nice
07/22/2002 02:28:00 PM
under exposed.
07/22/2002 02:01:00 PM
i love sunflowers!
07/22/2002 12:29:00 PM
nice shot; a little more light for contrast
07/22/2002 11:40:00 AM
I'm glad I didn't stick to my sunflower... You did a much better job and I like the way you include several of the flower's textures in the image. 6 beegee
07/22/2002 11:15:00 AM
Nice ! A liittle brighter to show more detail would work better. Still really nice. = 8 Shiiizzzam
07/22/2002 12:17:00 AM
Nice... texture focusing could be better


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