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Green Wonder
Green Wonder

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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenge Entries (most)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
Location: My Basement
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: 2.7
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.5s
Galleries: Abstract, Traditional Art
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

I struggled mightily to come up with something for this challenge. My initial thought was to have two black rocks on a white background, cropped to something like 640 x 200.

But I didn't have time to find good rocks.

Then I thought I'd submit a pattern of white balls, but it took up too much of the scene.

Finally, I noticed this toy sticky frog on my daughter's bookshelf, and thought I'd try it against a green piece of posterboard.


Still not thrilled with it, but I hope it'll do decently.

Noise reduction
hue change (-21)
saturation boost

Place: 192 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.4151
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.3271
Avg (non-participants): 5.5048
Views since voting: 854
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 212
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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08/07/2006 01:14:25 AM
I wish the frog were further into the photo and not so close to the edge, but I really liked this, gave it a 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/05/2006 01:13:18 PM
This would be cooler if the frog looked real. I'm assuming it's not since it looks like a toy. I apologize if i'm wrong, but I think that takes alot away from it.
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08/03/2006 07:04:15 PM
Not feeling the zen in this, it's like a leftover of color on color. Anyway, it just doesn't create an sense of zen for me.
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08/03/2006 01:38:45 PM
very intriguing i love the greenessingness! i am going back to watch 5 episodes of star trek now!! murhur heheheh!
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08/02/2006 03:39:30 PM
is not so elastic
as the mind of water. 5
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08/02/2006 10:28:54 AM
This is a great idea and has worked really well, position of the 'frog' in the frame works really well. 8
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08/02/2006 12:27:20 AM
I like it , but I think the frog would have looked better if he was a darker green than the background.
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07/31/2006 04:02:35 PM
Nice abstract, nice minimalist shot, nice color on color. Nice zen? It's not doing it for me. I don't get any sense of balance or harmony (one color dominates, balance destroyed by the only object being in the bottom corner) and the frog is a bit freaky looking for me to get a sense of serenity from this. I get what you were going for here, I just don't think you nailed it. Outside of the challenge, I think this is a fine photo. 4.
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07/31/2006 03:01:34 AM
A nice simple composition that has a calmness to it with how the frog nearly melts into the background. I like the large negative space given and the color is very vibrant. I wish the lighting were a bit brighter on the frog to give it just a smidge more oomph. The focus looks okay but a bit soft on the backend of the frog. Over all I think its a good Zen representation. I gave a 6
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