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Gerbera and Mums
Gerbera and Mums

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Challenge: Light on White III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Nov 26, 2006
Aperture: f/ 32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2006

Nothing with a white background work....gray...and processing the background made it Hi Key looking and not quite right. So You learn....I need better lights...a better background....AND BOY DOES MY SENSOR NEED CLEANING! It's like a blight! The dust spots have dust spots! OY!!!!

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements 3.0 (Jeez there up to 5.0...guess I should update soon) with +1.0 exposure compenstion. Clone heal dust spots and a couple of imperfections in the flowers. Mainly A LOT OF DUST SPOTS. Whew....any way. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue saturation. Layer of Curves to brighten. NeatImage. Sharpen. Crop. Resize. Sharpen. Thank goodness for diagonals this week....whew!

Place: 55 out of 233
Avg (all users): 5.9479
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7791
Avg (non-participants): 6.0849
Views since voting: 1184
Views during voting: 280
Votes: 192
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/04/2006 12:37:44 PM
Gave this a 10. Don't know what to say except "BEAUTIFUL"!
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12/04/2006 06:46:59 AM
beautiful studio work - challenge fav.
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12/04/2006 12:43:12 AM
this is lovely, Robert...such pretty, soft colors! nice work! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2006 08:11:14 PM
soft and delicate!
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11/30/2006 07:27:12 PM
A little too busy. The tight crop doesn't help with this issue any...
11/30/2006 03:23:13 PM
this flower would have been fantastic against a different background, there is to much shades in the background that I feel spoiles it.
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11/30/2006 02:54:37 AM
Very nice photo, good DOF and soft color.
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11/28/2006 10:13:25 PM
Now this is lovely. Dang...this is so pretty!!! Your lighting does good things to my soul!! I know that might sound corny, but I'm being honest when I say it. This is right up there with my favorites.
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11/28/2006 04:41:39 PM
Beautiful flowers. I see light and I see white, but nothing really giving me the sense of "Light on White". Still a very nice shot.

2/3 Creativity
2/3 Subject
2/2 Technical
1/2 WOW
7/10 Score
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11/28/2006 04:35:42 PM
Very clean and smooth image. Nice wonderful even lighting. I like it a lot.
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11/27/2006 10:52:07 PM
This is a gorgeous flower photo. Very well done in that regard. Great control of lighting and the image is very crisp and well focused. With all of that being said I can't help but wonder if this is going to get severly dinged for the "white" that you've used. Technically the background flowers are white, but there are other tones mixed in. Anyway, best of luck to you in the challenge.
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11/27/2006 05:01:36 PM
WOW! Such a nice change from plain backgrounds.
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11/27/2006 06:27:31 AM
lovely flower photo ........ love the crop, the different colours and the delicate feel .....
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