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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My kitchen, Montreal
Date: Nov 29, 2003
Aperture: F 10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 secs
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2003

Yeah, I know. There are a million pictures of flowers. Well I don't take that many, so I'm entitle to one every now and then.

Bouquet sitting on my kitchen counter. Passed by it and decided to give a soft focus, shallow DOF feel to it. Tried many different combos, and liked this one the best. 30 sec exposure with fill flash at the begining. Created soft focus in PS, using gaussian blur at 5.0, and using edit>fade gaussian blur to 50%.

I'll get blasted for a flower shot, but I like it. One of my FEW flower shots.

Place: 22 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.0496
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7647
Avg (non-participants): 6.3151
Views since voting: 971
Votes: 141
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2003 04:27:15 PM
Very nice. One of the best in the challenge. 10 from me!
12/04/2003 02:25:24 PM
I really like this one, seems a tiny bit too bright around the white buds though. Nice and soft, really good detail in the flower petals. 9
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12/02/2003 04:27:03 AM
The backgound is a bit busy but the picture overall works for me!
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12/01/2003 01:35:56 PM
Beautiful. You've captured "soft focus" very well.
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12/01/2003 08:31:11 AM
Great job on the softness and colors here. I think I would have preferred a different composition though. Maybe with less around the iris.
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12/01/2003 03:30:06 AM
Very nicely done indeed.
12/01/2003 12:36:30 AM
Nice flower pic, but background is too busy.
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12/01/2003 12:28:20 AM
Nice compostion, light and fantastic colors. Very pretty. Challenge met!! Good luck in the challenge.
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