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Dandelion Tea
Dandelion Tea
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Alternative Medicine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: The Deck
Date: Mar 4, 2007
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1600 second
Galleries: Floral, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2007

I didn't really have much inspiration for the challenges this week but I thought I could get some nice colours with this idea. I've gone with a slightly overexposed look on purpose as I think it adds a feeling of life and vitality, qualities I presume Dandelion Tea may provide? I don't drink Dandelion Tea, I never have.

The "tea" is just water with green food colouring in it. I thought that the combination of blue, green, and yellow would make for a nice image. The background was white card but seems to have picked up the blue from the mug somehow (I must try and work out what the story is with that?) but I like it in a lot of ways so haven't tried to fix it.

I worry a little about DNMC with this as Dandelion Tea isn't a major player in the Alternative Medicine arena. I'm figuring that the challenge topic is one that most voters will accept anything that is close to alternative medicine...hopefully ;)

Editing Steps:
Convert from RAW
* Exposure -0.10
* Shadow contrast +18
* Saturation +100
Rotate
Crop
Curves
Levels 5, 1.66, 234
Contrast +8
Resize
USM
Add border
Save for web

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.6716
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9792
Avg (non-participants): 6.8206
Views since voting: 1988
Views during voting: 390
Votes: 271
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/15/2007 07:27:48 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

First, let me start off by offering my congratulations on your 6th place finish. This is one of the easiest critiques I've been assigned in a long time, as your comments mentions all of the tripping points this image has regarding scores at DPC, over exposed, blue pickup in the background, and the food color green of the tea. Overall, the image offered a good visual tie to the challenge and was well received, as you can tell by the score. My opinion is that when an image makes it into the top ten, the placement within the challenge no longer rides on the image quality or the technical aspects but the mood of the voters and the personal taste of those that actually votes that challenge. Nicely done and it looks good on the front page of your profile.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

Tim

Edit: typo

Message edited by author 2007-03-15 07:29:29.
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03/14/2007 09:25:20 AM
You're the man! :-D
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03/14/2007 12:43:18 AM
Congrats on 6th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2007 11:03:33 PM
nice colours, nice idea. I wish there was just a touch more dof (though I do agree with you that keepong the dof relatively shallow was right for this). Overall, really a great shot.
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03/13/2007 03:31:51 PM
Great colors and composition
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03/13/2007 11:51:25 AM
lol thats cute I love the colors
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03/12/2007 11:41:13 PM
yellow, green, and blue...excellent balanced combination of colors and perfect composition.
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03/12/2007 09:00:34 AM
This keep catching my eye. Colors, comp - nice work.
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03/11/2007 10:29:48 PM
This is very cute, but, I don't care for the placement of the cup in frame. I think if the cup was more towards the left edge as you are looking at it and there was a lot of whitespace to the right it would have been fantastic.
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03/11/2007 10:23:35 PM
Very nice, well composed shot. The focus is great.
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03/09/2007 08:44:25 PM
Great concept!
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03/09/2007 08:17:28 PM
I like the angle and the simplicity. I like how the focus is on the flower.
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03/09/2007 11:11:06 AM
i like the way you have the dandelion in the middle of the tea so it stands out good job
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03/09/2007 11:09:12 AM
I really like the colors used in this photograph. It could be a little clearer, but the bright yellow to the dandelion makes up for that, it just pops out from the background and makes the photo very pleasing to the eye. Nice job.
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03/09/2007 09:44:07 AM
I like this..
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03/09/2007 03:48:04 AM
good DOF, nice shot
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03/08/2007 08:41:35 PM
Beautiful. Is dandelion tea really that color?
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03/08/2007 07:33:30 PM
cute + literal intreptation
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03/08/2007 03:34:47 PM
Very nice, simple and well done.
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03/08/2007 01:01:42 PM
very nice colour composition.
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03/08/2007 12:56:35 PM
very nice compositin and colors - love how the dandelion is sharp in focus
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03/08/2007 07:41:12 AM
Good subject, well balanced photograph. Good job!
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03/08/2007 07:14:46 AM
boaring
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03/08/2007 02:42:12 AM
nice colors, sharpness always convinces me
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03/07/2007 11:50:37 PM
Very spa like - Love the yellow contrast - Would look good in a tea shop - I like it a lot.9
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03/07/2007 06:58:48 PM
The thumbnail did NOT even come close to suggest the beauty of this entry. The colors work well together.
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03/07/2007 01:45:54 PM
good colors and lighting
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03/07/2007 01:04:38 PM
awesome concept and execution - 10 from me, my favorite of challenge.
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03/07/2007 12:35:25 PM
simple and beautiful
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03/07/2007 12:21:19 PM
Hope there's lots of sugar!!
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03/07/2007 10:20:26 AM
I'm sure this will post high...
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03/07/2007 03:54:49 AM
Fantastic shot. Love the sharpness and the use of colours
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03/07/2007 01:42:19 AM
Wow Wow!!
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