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Glorious Sun!  Even my shadow stands tall in your presence.
Glorious Sun! Even my shadow stands tall in your presence.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: May 12, 2007
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2007

On my way out to feed the horses and we have a compost bin I made out of wood pallets. The buttercups were growing up between the slats in a couple of places. I really liked the way the shadow of the space between slats added to this. This was a quick grab since I didn't have my tripod at hand (guess I could have walked back to the house...) and I think a deeper DOF may have helped some. Ah well, it was a fun discovery! :P

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Avg (commenters): 7.3077
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Views since voting: 751
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 166
Comments: 22
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03/03/2009 02:20:36 PM
I clearly remember this one - and that says alot since I've viewed several hundred thousand photographs by this point in time here! Really a gem.
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06/13/2007 09:49:42 PM
More DOF would have detracted. This is a beautiful image, of a kind that, unfortunately, does poorly at DCP (ie, subtle).

Congrats.
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06/11/2007 06:16:09 PM
I would like it better if it was turned 90CW. But then again, I have to work hard to get pleasure out of viewing this photo. It is very passive.
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06/09/2007 01:13:52 AM
this is just beautiful. love the strong diagnal.

the comments before mine... ahhh had a nice laugh. :)
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06/08/2007 08:26:08 PM
but I like the focused fart. gives it a nice odor...
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06/08/2007 07:10:28 PM
I really like the shallow DoF. Really like the contrast of the wood and the shadows. would have liked to have seen the entire piece of wood OOF, it looks like fart of it is in focus and I do find it a bit distracting.
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06/08/2007 02:49:07 PM
glad you didn't run back for your tripod. The dof adds a ton of interest. so does your title.

like yanko said, I like how the flower itself is disoriented, floating, but the shadow is complete.
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06/08/2007 02:34:26 PM
It's like the flower has become free from it's stem and roots but the shadow reminds us that is not the case. Ignornace is bliss.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 11:06:44 PM
poetic. 7
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06/07/2007 09:57:51 PM
pretty shot - the shadow against the light and the flower against the dark really give a wonderful sense of completion
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06/07/2007 04:48:39 PM
Yin-Yang
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06/05/2007 12:38:29 AM
wonderful tones and contrast.
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06/04/2007 08:32:08 PM
Really cool, I like how you caught the shadow. Very different picture but I like it & the thin frame works great. Good job.
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06/04/2007 07:23:15 PM
Nice title!! Unusual use of lighting, DOF and tones, though. Just my opinion. Interesting image for sure.
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06/04/2007 04:39:47 PM
I really like the simplicity of the back vs white, the flower looks a bit blown out and I wish the diagonal started in the corner - moving a bit to your l may have put the flower into the black and the diagonal coming from the corner, you may have been able to use a square crop then. nevertheless still a very nice shot

7

Jack
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06/04/2007 04:35:07 PM
How simple, magical and proud!
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06/02/2007 11:05:05 PM
wonderful shot
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06/02/2007 05:37:12 PM
This should been in colour would have made more imppact
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06/01/2007 08:56:27 PM
Lovely. There's almost a yin/yang thing going on here. My favorite so far...
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06/01/2007 05:28:13 PM
Good composition but the flower is blown too much.
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06/01/2007 02:52:08 PM
this is such a beautiful capture, i love the contrasting composition and beautiful shadow. very nice.
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06/01/2007 10:39:08 AM
captivating!! Excellent composition. The shadow looks carved out of the wood giving this even more appeal. The detail in flower is incredible. 9
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