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Soft Still
Soft Still
MWitt


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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: studio, Syracuse
Date: Nov 25, 2003
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/120s
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

This was not exactly what I wanted to do for this challenge. I wanted to do a portrait, but I was focusing more on my new website and ran out of time.
Used a piece of plexi, scratched slightly with a wire brush, to create the softness required for this challenge. Also tried butter...no good, to mottled.

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.2168
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1061
Avg (non-participants): 6.3117
Views since voting: 1003
Votes: 143
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 09:46:20 PM
The mix of the hard pebbles and the fragile leaf is interesting. It's fairly soft, which is good, and the colors in the pebbles are good. It seems just a tad overexposed, but the textures are good.
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12/07/2003 03:39:15 PM
Nice positioning of subject. Nice color combinations. 8.
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12/07/2003 02:04:25 PM
That's a pretty good diagonal composition, with contrasts in color, texture, and shape. I think I'd put a 2-10 pixel black border on it though, I think it would tie it together better than the default gray on the DPC page.

When I first saw it I thought it might be in water -- you might want to try it again in a tray, with the stones covered by a 1/4 inch or so of water.
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12/02/2003 07:09:35 PM
Because of the excellent use of colours, the composition and the soft focus I will give you a ten!
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12/02/2003 11:52:45 AM
Simple and good.
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12/02/2003 10:05:41 AM
This picture would have been too striking in sharp focus -- so the soft focus use here is GREAT!! I love the contrasting colors more than anything! But there's something that can't be beat about soft focus and leaves...
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12/02/2003 10:01:29 AM
Lovely still life composition. Contrasts of leaf and stones is so nice, and the soft focus gives this a nice touch. 10
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12/01/2003 10:12:24 PM
interesting composition and good work with the soft focus.... the rocks, in some strange way, don't feel comfortable with soft focus.. maybe a bit of a contradictory theme...
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12/01/2003 06:39:30 PM
No soft focus here,colors are washed away and white distracting noise added,4 from me !
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12/01/2003 05:37:26 PM
this should've been the example for those of us who had trouble understanding the concept of soft focus. I am partial to borders and think it may have looked better with one but that is no reason to deduct any points from perfect. 10
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12/01/2003 11:09:18 AM
Very nice original response to challenge and interesting composition. Good textures, and color...
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12/01/2003 10:51:59 AM
Artistic. Good color, good composition and lighting. Good luck in the challenge. 8
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12/01/2003 05:44:45 AM
Relly nice!
12/01/2003 03:39:28 AM
Nice composition and great use of soft colours.
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