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2nd PlaceSunflower
thelsel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Nov 4, 2003
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/5
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2003

Well, this challenge definitely took the most time and money to do. I've been painting and shooting since Saturday. The flower stem looks unnaturally green because I spray-painted it (actual paint, not PS) the same color as the faucet. Hopefully it doesn't turn people off. Two handheld flashlights were used to illuminate the water drop and flower face. Unfortunately, you can see the glare on the bottom of the faucet.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.9454
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.9928
Avg (non-participants): 6.8788
Views since voting: 4870
Votes: 238
Comments: 47
Favorites: 31 (view)


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11/15/2003 01:35:58 AM
this is boring. where did you take this? where is this black wall? i hate these backgrounds...shadowy walls...they're so... fakey.
11/13/2003 10:21:26 AM
Amazing photo ! I'm so happy you posted your details. Congrats on a well deserved win !
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11/13/2003 10:16:58 AM
Awesome picture, you are very creative.
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11/13/2003 02:41:25 AM
This is really nice work. a great idea with lovely bright colours
A well deserved ribbon
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11/12/2003 06:12:18 PM
I disagree with your comments Your ribbon is well earned- The best in my eyes.
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11/12/2003 08:05:05 AM
Congrats to you and a very good idea.
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11/12/2003 07:48:45 AM
this picture is amazing! all your work 'paid' off!! congrats!!
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11/12/2003 01:11:48 AM
Bravo!
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11/12/2003 12:44:39 AM
Congats on the ribbon I really like the colors good job
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11/12/2003 12:33:08 AM
Fun, quirky shot, Tom. Certainly deserving of a ribbon! Congratulations!
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11/12/2003 12:28:24 AM
I think you did a great job. Congrats!
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11/12/2003 12:15:05 AM
congrats...fun pic!
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11/12/2003 12:14:30 AM
Wonderfully colorful shot. I never got a chance to vote on it...but it would have been high on my list for sure! Great shot and another red for ya!!!
TC
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11/12/2003 12:01:57 AM
Very nice, congratulations
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 11:26:47 PM
Great Primary Colors-- 8
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11/11/2003 10:45:14 PM
this has ribbon written all over it... 10
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11/11/2003 06:34:15 PM
Very colorful, interesting composition. Nicely done.
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11/11/2003 03:24:03 PM
Technical quality and composition are very good. The use of color in this image against the black background is outstanding. One of the best images in this challenge.
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11/11/2003 03:57:10 AM
Well, I don't like the drip coming from the faucet. And you definitely shouldn't win this competition because there are pictures that exemplify still life better than this one, and are more beautiful than this one. That being said, this is by far the best use of color I've ever seen in a photograph in my life. You've gotta enter this into another contest, one dealing with color, or fun images, or flowers, or something. I'd work on a background for this picture, if possible.
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11/10/2003 08:39:39 PM
Fun Shot -- loads of color. Can't help but smile when I see a sun flower. I expect it to reach up and turn the water on. But, when the water comes out - it comes out in colors! Nice!
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11/10/2003 12:34:17 PM
What great colors! I'm curious if this was painted specially for the challenge or you normally have a painted water tap. Either way, I think it really stands out, especially against the black background. Lighting is good, although there is a slight yellow reflection on the green. I also like the addition of the water droplet. The sunflower continues the theme of bright summer colors. The petals seem a touch on the soft side, but in a way that compliments the flower more and makes it stand out more against the tap. Very colorful and great image!
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11/10/2003 08:44:28 AM
great fun - nice primary colors, strong image, good modern still life
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11/09/2003 08:07:55 PM
The little drip of water is a nice touch
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11/08/2003 02:53:14 PM
Very nice. 9
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11/07/2003 10:36:18 PM
Great use of colors! A strong 10!
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11/07/2003 05:47:21 PM
Perfect! Did you paint the water spout for this shot?
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11/07/2003 02:39:46 PM
i love it, healthy colors are always so ... I want to ask, where did you find this faucet, but i canot here - 10
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11/07/2003 01:58:10 PM
Would problibly have gotten a ribbon in the primary colors challenge, nice shot.
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11/07/2003 12:50:40 PM
Great color and composition. This image really pops out at you. Of of my favorites.
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11/07/2003 12:41:09 PM
Very original. I like the use of bold colors. Lighting is good, focus is crisp, no distractions, composition is excellent. 10
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11/07/2003 11:32:26 AM
Great use of color!
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11/07/2003 03:13:38 AM
Lego & a drop! Well done!
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11/06/2003 02:57:11 AM
Great colors, great idea, a piece of art. Only tiny imperfection : the glow of the light on the green tap. Best in challenge , 10 from me
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11/05/2003 10:01:32 PM
Wow! It is so vibrant! The lighting is great, and various reflections on the spout is pleasing. This is a neat interpetation of still life. 9
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11/05/2003 08:15:44 PM
Beautiful composition, colors, lighting, subject. All --- excellent. Could not criticize anything about it. And all very creative on top of it.
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11/05/2003 07:16:42 PM
What does this look like with a white background? The black background makes the mood seem a little strange to me, even though the colors and chapes are robust.
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11/05/2003 05:31:47 PM
Very nice composition
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11/05/2003 05:27:08 PM
Really neat colors....primaries! Beautifully shot, and lit. Nice going.
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11/05/2003 05:01:28 PM
Colour is fantastic. I rate this highly. 8
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11/05/2003 03:46:21 PM
very very cool... I like the primary colors.
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11/05/2003 02:54:21 PM
Great color. Could be a poster.
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11/05/2003 09:32:54 AM
Great colors!
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11/05/2003 08:58:26 AM
love the colors 9
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11/05/2003 04:18:22 AM
Great use of colour and well lit. Absolutely love it.
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11/05/2003 12:22:25 AM
This is outstanding work, I love the primary colors on the water faucet and the lighting is wonderful, the vivid colors of the sun flower are outstanding also 9
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11/05/2003 12:11:38 AM
beautiful shot... great use of color.. = 10
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