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. . . Imperfect Rose

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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: NJ
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Aperture: F3.5
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

I took a picture of a rose with plastic wrap across the len in macro.

Place: 58 out of 99
Avg (all users): 5.0068
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.8143
Avg (non-participants): 5.1842
Views since voting: 1085
Votes: 146
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2003 08:50:52 AM
I think this is a very pretty picture and the softness it was given is just perfect. 8
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12/01/2003 02:15:18 PM
The top part of the rose petals are good, they are lit well, slightly soft and delicate. It looks like you probably only used one light source on this, coming from the top left. Because of this the stem and leaves are darker and as such slightly blurry/OOF or far more soft focus and has some noise. The foreground petal also shows a shadow, which is a little distracting. Softly lighting it from the lower right as well as the upper left may have helped with the foreground petals and leaves. There is also a strip of green in the lower right corner that's a little distracting too. Compositionally it's ok, it's in a classic center position, but for a more dramatic image you could try playing around with different angles.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2003 09:27:26 AM
I like the rose...love flower shots in general...but there is just something unappealing about the color of the background...perhaps the white balance was off?
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