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pure beauty
pure beauty
yanko


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Challenge: Pure... (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: home
Date: Jun 13, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2007

I put the flower in a pie pan which was filled with water. I lined the bottom of it with light colored paper since the pan had a boring gray color to it. The stem is still attached to the flower and is held in place by a small clamp that the flower petals hide. This allowed me to get a good DOF. I used my Giotto air blower to create some ripples in the water to give the background some texture.

In post I did the usual stuff plus several runs of Photoshop's noise reduction filter to give it that extra smooth look.

*Post*

Thanks for the comments, votes and favs. This did better than I thought. I figured it would be too processed to do any better than 6.2. As Robert mentioned, I probably should have made this a square crop. I think the reason I didn't do it is so many of my entries are square crops and that's getting a little old.

Btw, this wasn't my original choice for an entry this week. I was going to enter Transitions but I wasn't happy with the way that shot came out as it was rushed so I went with this instead.

Shot for Transitions:

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.6211
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.5190
Avg (non-participants): 6.7195
Views since voting: 1860
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 161
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)


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12/24/2007 01:53:51 AM
The tones in this are lovely and it is just AWESOME how smooth this is!
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06/25/2007 09:43:41 AM
Totally unique and totally sweet.....Amazing clarity ans detail with this one and love the soft mint color.....

Message edited by author 2007-06-25 09:44:27.
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06/24/2007 11:20:59 PM
Richard: this is such a lovely hue and the photography is great! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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06/20/2007 03:07:19 PM
Another stunning shot by Yanko

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06/20/2007 11:52:58 AM
Pure beauty inDEED!

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06/20/2007 03:48:50 AM
Very smooth and cool. Nice work!
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06/20/2007 12:27:14 AM
WTG, Captain! Beautiful shot.
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06/20/2007 12:12:06 AM
I love your style am adding this to favourites
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 01:37:28 PM
the flower is beautiful and the touch of cyan is perfect!
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06/18/2007 11:51:09 PM
cool
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06/18/2007 09:42:09 AM
Too cool! How did you do this?
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06/17/2007 07:44:24 AM
lovely tones and flower - really sends a "pure" message - one of my ribbon picks
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06/15/2007 09:46:55 PM
Great DOf, excellent sharpness.
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06/15/2007 06:17:06 PM
I love the color you have here. It surly is amazing. I love it. 10
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06/15/2007 02:56:42 PM
this is a very nice image, LOVE the soft color!
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06/15/2007 11:01:29 AM
Awesome! How did you do this?
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06/15/2007 07:20:53 AM
Very nicely done - would make an excellent print.
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06/15/2007 03:55:40 AM
copy, print, frame, hang on wall. Hope you don't mind. ;-) Just awesome.
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06/14/2007 10:25:36 PM
Pure Perfection - 10
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06/14/2007 02:34:36 PM
this is stunning ... love the tones ... adding to faves ... good luck!
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06/14/2007 10:28:46 AM
Nicely done. IMHO I'd like the petals whiter to make the overall image "pop" more.
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06/14/2007 09:21:27 AM
Really nice tonalities, really nice bordering. To my eyes, however, you've given too much picture area tot he BG; I want the flower to be more prominent, so I can glory in every detail of it. When I expand this to 600 horizontal (which would mean a squarish crop) it works MUCH better for me.
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06/14/2007 05:02:00 AM
beautiful image (8)
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