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Challenge: Low Key II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Feb 26, 2007
Aperture: f/ 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007

Three calla lilies from Michael at Pure Design. Studio lighting.

Post: Convert from Raw in PSElements 3.0. Layer adjustements for levels and brightness contrast. Layer adjustment for hue/saturation converting to grayscale. Another layer of levels and brightness/contrast (both 75% opacity). Rotate. Sharpen. Resize. Sharpen.

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Post: Yippeeee! Wow I didn't realize the finish was that close....0.0053 to Heida of all people.
Thank you all for the votes and comments. I am particulary happy about this one for a couple of reasons. It's the first ribbon with the Nikon....didn't think that was ever going to happen. And it was done during the WPL and helped the team. Love the WPL and I'm glad to hear that it will be sticking around. Cause after Low Key I and my absymal showing in that, I might not have bothered to shoot for Low Key II. Thanks to Michael at Pure Design for some great calla lilies. And Go FStoppers!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 359
Avg (all users): 6.9800
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8133
Avg (non-participants): 7.0800
Views since voting: 7074
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 200
Comments: 39
Favorites: 25 (view)


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04/15/2007 12:45:20 AM
Excellent composition and the B &W works great here.
Wonderful shot.
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03/12/2007 09:16:26 PM
Congratulations on winning the red ribbon with this beautiful b&w conversion!
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03/10/2007 06:15:38 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Well done!
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03/10/2007 09:26:13 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this gorgeous image.
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03/08/2007 10:34:11 AM
Congrats, Robert!
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03/07/2007 07:34:47 PM
Beautiful!
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03/07/2007 06:04:27 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon and an incredible image so full of grace! Awesome work Robert!!!
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03/07/2007 04:10:08 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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03/07/2007 03:43:32 PM
I am glad to have contributed to the high score on this one =) Congrats!
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03/07/2007 10:46:17 AM
Congratulations Robert, what a gorgeous image.
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03/07/2007 10:18:53 AM
This is a lovely image...you definitely have an innate ability to compose and frame images with flowers..congratulations.
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03/07/2007 07:42:24 AM
Robert, MEGA CONGRATULATIONS! Your photography has so been kicking butt lately!! This is beautiful! So deserving of top honors!

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03/07/2007 07:24:15 AM
Yes- this is stunning! Congrats!!
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03/07/2007 06:19:10 AM
wooohooo!
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03/07/2007 03:07:56 AM
Congratulations! Exellent shot!
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03/07/2007 02:18:16 AM
I had this pegged as yours - it never ceases to amaze me how well you can control the light on shots like this. Amazing! And it's not the camera.... :-)
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03/07/2007 02:03:49 AM
Stunning work congrats
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03/07/2007 01:33:07 AM
Big congrats on your Red Ribbon for this beautiful image, RoB!
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03/07/2007 01:29:00 AM
Congratulations, Robert!
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03/07/2007 12:25:27 AM
Congratulations Robert! Very beautiful shot.
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03/07/2007 12:24:23 AM
Congrats on your RED for this fine shot. Bad luck you just missed the BLUE.
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03/07/2007 12:19:05 AM
Congratulations!! Excellent Image..
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03/07/2007 12:14:23 AM
Classic Banmorn shot! Just Beautiful! Congratulations Robert. :)
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03/07/2007 12:08:05 AM
Awesome Robert! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2007 12:06:49 AM
beautiful
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03/05/2007 09:06:29 PM
have seen such shots before...still...this one is well taken...
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03/04/2007 02:20:58 PM
An awesome photo! This is my favourite! I tried to stand on my head to see what it would look like the other way up as the orientation looked a little odd at first, but this definately works! Well done!
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03/03/2007 09:31:50 PM
One of my favourites, beautiful composition, it just flows.
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03/03/2007 07:03:37 PM
nice perspective. Did you rotate them after taking the photo?
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03/03/2007 01:49:05 AM
very nice
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03/02/2007 11:15:23 PM
Nicely composed and exposed.
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03/02/2007 07:49:20 PM
Interesting.
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03/02/2007 07:32:09 PM
The droop is very effective. 8.
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03/02/2007 04:21:25 AM
Nice one...9
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03/01/2007 09:11:58 AM
gracefully!
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03/01/2007 05:03:57 AM
beautifully composed, well lightened, almost perfectly exposed (well, there's a small blown area at the topmost flower)
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02/28/2007 09:01:42 PM
Very nice.
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02/28/2007 03:46:28 PM
This is simply beautiful. Wonderful job of lighting.
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02/28/2007 02:24:41 PM
Beautiful subject to use with low key lighting. I think the white tips lend itself perfectly for this set up.I like the crop & your choice of shooting them while falling over. 10
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