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Purple
timfythetoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Columbus
Date: Oct 19, 2006
Aperture: 0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2006

Well - this is an embarassingly bad imitation of Ursulas "winter blues". I expect this to do horribly but it was a great experiment for me as I don't take shots like this. I used my 50mm lens with one extension ring on it. Sprayed the flower with glycerin/water and set it up against a black back fdrop with two desk lamps shining on it from behind I think. The extension ring gives way too shallow DOF and getting any sharp detail on the petals was tough. Had I the lens that Ursula used I may have been able to come out with something a bit better. Of all the shots I took this one was the most pleasing to the eye (yeah the other ones really sucked). I hope not to have a new low score.

PP - RAW conversion with tweaks in everyting - color temp, exposure, shadow and highlight contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness and noise reduction. In PS - more of the same plus selective color tweaks, USM and NI several times, resize and border.

Adding in my tech details I see that my aperture is 0 but I am guessing that it is more likey 1.8.

One final edit - Special note to parents of small children - Glycerin USP ingested in small amounts by toddlers can cause diarhea.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.4215
Avg (commenters): 8.3125
Avg (participants): 6.4231
Avg (non-participants): 6.4198
Views since voting: 1745
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 261
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/13/2007 09:28:10 PM
This is a cool one.
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01/07/2007 04:24:34 PM
Very pleasing to look at. The purple in the back looks so soft that it's almost like a gas flame in shape and color. Good choice for the challenge, and I see that it did better than you thought it would.
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11/03/2006 10:16:35 PM
Stunning dude! I love purple and this shot rocks! Great focus/DOF. WOW
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11/03/2006 02:21:17 PM
Excellent shot. Congrats on your high finish!
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11/01/2006 05:27:11 PM
Like emerging from the womb of the night! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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11/01/2006 08:08:17 AM
Awesome Tim!!! Wow!
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11/01/2006 08:03:07 AM
I like the glycerine/water idea - and love the lighting - 7 :O_O:
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11/01/2006 07:38:46 AM
Congrats on the high placement. Untouchables rule.
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11/01/2006 01:29:58 AM
Foo! Foo! Foo!

Nice one man. Just sqeaked me out..
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11/01/2006 12:30:00 AM
Nice one man! It's totally Ursula style! Congrats on the top 20!
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11/01/2006 12:10:22 AM
This did rather well for something you thought would possibly be a new low score. Love the final note. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 06:01:46 PM
just the right spot for the focus -- one of my favorites this challenge
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10/31/2006 06:09:13 AM
The crispness of the illuminated petals with the dew is complemented nicely by the OOF back of the flower. Nice job
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10/30/2006 10:53:32 PM
Very pretty - great lighting!
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10/30/2006 04:43:59 PM
This lighting has resulted in super vibrant colour - certainly draws the eye in.
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10/30/2006 04:06:00 PM
excellent - like the colour
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10/29/2006 04:48:34 AM
Cool image.
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10/28/2006 09:29:10 PM
very nice..
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10/28/2006 06:46:50 PM
So this one pops up, hmmmm, looks sort of familiar. I have a very similar image in my portfolio. :) Yours is lovely. The colour is fantastic, the purple pink just glows, almost like the colour of those glow sticks. Cool! If anything, the light looks a bit harsh. I like the composition very much. Did you notice that the drops on the front petal look almost like a face?

My daughter just came by and said, "Ooooh, that's pretty! Looks like one of your pictures, like the blue one." At least she knows my pictures ;-)

~9 from me.
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10/28/2006 05:26:03 PM
Amazing color and light. I don't really like the water droplet bokeh in the background but the rest is amazing.
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10/28/2006 06:58:45 AM
Stunning.... breathtaking..... and just perfect in everyway.....A "9" from me
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10/27/2006 08:13:40 PM
Wow - fantastic shot and great color - meets challenge well
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10/27/2006 10:20:04 AM
nice macro
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10/26/2006 11:36:18 PM
Beautiful subject. Perfect lighting. Nice use of Bokeh. I vote a 10.
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10/25/2006 06:42:49 PM
This would have been an awesome entry to the Purple challenge! I love the composition and the spot your chose for focus is excellent. Well done!
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10/25/2006 03:02:08 PM
This is one stunning image! I really love everything about it. It has ribbon written all over it. Great job!
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10/25/2006 01:23:56 PM
This is very pretty, but with the black background, I am not having quite as much sense of bokeh, but that might be thinking too narrowly, so I won't deduct for it. The vivid fuschia and wonderful light really adds to the shot. Great focus on the petals in the foreground, with the one oof, which I like. Good luck. It's good.
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10/25/2006 08:35:00 AM
fabulous! wonderful light, colour, crisp focus...nice bokeh...9
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10/25/2006 12:29:06 AM
Great shot, wonderful dof!
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