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"A rose is a rose is a rose"
"A rose is a rose is a rose"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: Nov 23, 2006
Aperture: F16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 sec
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 25, 2006

Probably Gertrude Steins most famous quote, often interpreted as "things are what they are".

I expect to see a lot of flowers in this challenges but with my lack of ability to get out and about these days I am sticking with what I know...although...I much prefer darker backgrounds they are so much easier to work with!!!

Place: 114 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.4712
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 5.2316
Avg (non-participants): 5.7083
Views since voting: 746
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 191
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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06/20/2008 08:49:41 PM
I'm not sure I'm crazy about the negative space simply as a photograph, but I can sure see this with some text - an invitation or something - with the rose acting as a bottom boreder. Very good detail and color in the rose. I do like the "clean" feel of the shot.

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12/09/2006 12:04:58 PM
I love this shot! I love rose too .. uhuhu.
This negative space makes this shot GREAT!
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12/05/2006 08:20:04 PM
I agree with Rina on all accounts except her opinion of the negative space. I am a negative space junkie and I like how you used it here. Nice job! Almost looks like a painting.
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12/04/2006 08:45:44 AM
it scored a 6 with me even tho i dont normally like flower shots
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12/04/2006 05:18:23 AM
:) explaining my weird comment:
this quote from Gertrude Stein has a special meaning to postmodernists. since I am very much into postmodern I have been thinking about this frase a lot.
postmodernists took that frase and "shifted" it's meaning from "the things are what they are" to "the things repete themselves endlessly and without any meaning". I just tried to use this second postmodern meaning and apply it to a photo (a photo in general, not this particular one).
:) sorry for a long comment but you asked to explain. I like the photo.
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12/04/2006 12:44:37 AM
Wow... some of your comments are brutal!! Ok, here's my take: a) I can see perfectly that it is a yellow rose; b) I didn't mind the brightness and understood that it must have been your intention (light on white, duh); c) I liked the tight vertical crop, but; d) I thought there was just a smidge too much negative space.

Another shot I think is underrated. The voters are a funny bunch sometimes.
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12/04/2006 12:18:44 AM
yes, this would be lovely with dark background, very pretty and delicate...lovely image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2006 08:28:12 PM
the whole image appears to be blown out
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11/29/2006 06:23:23 PM
this looks very over exposed/ enhanced and the crop seems very severe
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11/28/2006 11:45:13 PM
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11/28/2006 06:50:31 AM
great shot
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11/28/2006 01:45:30 AM
well thought out composition
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11/27/2006 01:01:11 PM
this would be great stationery stock
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11/27/2006 06:21:50 AM
a lettuce is a lettuce is a lettuce
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11/27/2006 05:39:08 AM
is it really? :) the rose as your subjuct has probably died already. the memory of that rose in your head is only a reflection of the real rose. and the rose on your photo is a reflection of the reflection in your head of that real rose. and how I see your photo...:) it's interesting, isn't it?
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