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Light on White
Light on White

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Challenge: Painting with Light (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: dining room table
Date: Jan 22, 2004
Aperture: F3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 15 seconds
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2004

Painted using a halogen pen light and a red laser pen light on a white (silk?) rose in a dark room. Standard processing with a little burn on the black background. Decided against softening it to make it look more like a real rose, probably should have, but I think it looks like a canvas painting. Colors are a little blotchy, but I really liked the effect. Learned a new technique. Gotta love it and dpc for pushing me to try new things!

It's unanimous! Nobody likes to see detail on an artificial rose, except me.
Thanks for the critiques. I do appreciate the feedback.

Place: 80 out of 120
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.5976
Avg (non-participants): 5.3028
Views since voting: 1237
Votes: 191
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2004 08:24:39 AM
Great lighting, nice texture (but shows it's silk?) Border sets off photo well.
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01/31/2004 03:55:06 PM
Would have been nicer with a real rose
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01/28/2004 10:36:52 PM
I love the color and light, but would've liked it alot better if it was a real rose.
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01/28/2004 09:26:13 AM
A bit too much sharpness. IMO it would have looked better more softly done and not seeing the silk texture of the petals.
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01/28/2004 06:05:31 AM
Nice colors...but Light on Fake would have been a more appropriate title.
01/28/2004 03:02:18 AM
Composition, color and exposure are all wonderful, but the texture of the artificial flower is distracting and it seems a bit out of focus toward the center of the rose. Again, the composition is very good. A real rose would have made this perfect.
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01/27/2004 04:14:57 PM
If only this were a real rose. As a matter of personal preference, I don't care for the textures that expose it as being a silk flower, however the colors, lighting and placement are fantastic. I'm not voting on this challenge so don't worry about your score being affected but this comment, but you might consider a different kind of border. The black seems a little harsh on the right side of the photo. Just my opinion.
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01/27/2004 08:35:59 AM
i like the shot, but a real flower would have helped here.
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01/26/2004 06:41:43 AM
Interesting subject! Nice colors.
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