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Love & Loss
Love & Loss

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Bathroom
Date: May 16, 2007
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2007

Took a picture of some of the roses I picked up for my wife recently, placed them on the toilet seat (improv) and took a picture with flash.

Cropped the frame and brushed the entire background white, which was painstaking to say the least.

Lasso left rose, desat, burn/dodge, levels, contrast, USM.

Right rose: saturation, USM, push greens and reds and blacks in selective colour, burn/dodge where applicable.

Add border, resize, SFW.


I hope this does alright. I like the simplicity of the image and I think the title conveys adequately what I was trying to acheive. Thanks for looking/voting.

Place: 385 out of 556
Avg (all users): 5.0952
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 4.9367
Avg (non-participants): 5.5769
Views since voting: 670
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 210
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/27/2008 09:57:16 PM
interesting idea here. simple and appealing
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06/08/2007 02:52:56 PM
this image is wonderful, and very well composed. i love the story the desaturation tells, and it's just an overall great photo. very underrated, i gave it an 8

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2007 05:02:26 PM
Oh...my bottom lip is sticking out. Nice emotional content. Both roses could be slightly sharper.
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05/24/2007 12:43:27 PM
One of the very few flower shots I have wanted to vote on. I like the simplicity of this shot, it's stark graphic quality gives it impact. Good luck
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05/24/2007 09:04:14 AM
lighting is pretty flat
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05/22/2007 01:36:09 PM
Interesting take on the challenge, the composition feels a little offish, but definitely a decent image.
05/22/2007 02:54:06 AM
the roses looked rather 2-dimensional, especially the one with colour.
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05/21/2007 09:17:15 PM
Interesting contrast. Don't much care for the border, though.
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05/21/2007 05:25:07 PM
Very awesome!! Wonderful idea, and good execution. I love your composition.
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