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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: Dittelbrunn, Germany
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: f/6.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/550
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

Didn't have time to go searching afar this week. Found this in the terrace planter and loved the shape and color against the sky. The grasses made a nice frame.

Aside from auto levels, sizing, and save for web, this image is pretty much as it came from the camera.

Place: 267 out of 329
Avg (all users): 4.9853
Avg (commenters): 4.6000
Avg (participants): 4.8692
Avg (non-participants): 5.1134
Views since voting: 546
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 204
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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08/12/2006 09:01:56 PM
Hello from the Critique Club.

I didnít vote on the Zen challenge so this is the first time for me to see your image. I like the colors of this photo, the blue is very pleasing and the browns and greens of the grass compliment the blue very well. It might have been possible with different post processing to bring out the color of the flower more but Iím willing to bet that you would blow out some of the highlights in the grass and that would not be worth it. The texture of the grass is too powerful in this image to risk sacrificing. Overall this is a very nice image that I would be proud to have in my portfolio if I had taken it. From your score I would guess that many of the voters didnít see the Zen in this image and some of your comments indicate that. This was a tough topic to shoot and I think you put forth a very noble effort.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2006 10:07:55 AM
the sky
is not there
for the flower. 5
08/03/2006 08:02:04 AM
Composition good, and I like the subject matter as well...
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08/03/2006 12:06:27 AM
First impression. Good exposure, focused but maybe to centered. The colors are happy but mellow.
Additional: I think there are some good lines interacting with the flower in the upper right. The ones on the left are distracting. So maybe a different composition. Take out the grass on the left side and in front of the flower, move the flower down to the lower left and show more of the grasses above the flower and in the right side. I really like the fan shape of that grass on the right.
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08/01/2006 09:28:31 AM
IMHO this is too 'busy' and doesn't say Zen to me
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07/31/2006 07:54:24 PM
Very nice photo, I think the colors need to be brought out a little more
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