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les pétales de fleur
2nd Placeles pétales de fleur
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Challenge: Impressionism II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: bonsall
Date: Sep 5, 2007
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2007

The background and vase were sprayed with photo mounting cement to attach petals. This idea is pretty good but there is a lot of room for improvement in the overall technical execution - I don't have enough patience to perfect this type of shot.
Thanks to everyone for the kind remarks, I really appreciate them.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 206
Avg (all users): 6.9143
Avg (commenters): 8.6400
Avg (participants): 6.6875
Avg (non-participants): 7.2167
Views since voting: 7095
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 140
Comments: 68
Favorites: 29 (view)


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10/25/2007 04:04:44 PM
Fabulous image! Rather more Photo-realism than Impressionism, but still a wonderful take.
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10/05/2007 11:39:16 AM
VERY clever and very well done! Congrats on the ribbon! :)
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09/19/2007 06:43:10 AM
Ohhh. This shot should clearly have won! Great idea and well executed.
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09/19/2007 05:20:59 AM
gorgeous,but the blue background behind the petals distructing attention
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09/18/2007 03:33:20 PM
a thoughtful, well executed take on the challenge...congrats on the ribbon...
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09/17/2007 05:52:31 PM
Congratulations on this extrordinary image I'm sure will inspire many more of it's likeness in the future.
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09/16/2007 10:21:23 PM
Seeking perfection is your motivation to excel.
This is beautiful, full of imagination, superb lighting, and color scheme.
My favorite of the top 3.
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09/16/2007 02:16:25 PM
glad to see this got a ribbon!
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09/16/2007 07:48:05 AM
A beautiful image. Wonderfully creative and beautifully executed! Congratulations!
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09/15/2007 04:56:52 PM
The only photo in the challenge to have epitomised the purpose of the brie. you have not replicated an impressionist painting through tacky filters, but have created the impressionism in a photograph through its constituent parts.
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09/15/2007 04:45:17 PM
Amazing!!

not mean to say that the winning pic doesn't deserve it, but this one is absolutely outstanding!!

Really!
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09/14/2007 06:47:47 PM
Don't know how you did this but it is GORGEOUS !!!
Congrats- how I love dahlias !
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09/14/2007 04:14:20 PM
AMAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!!!!!!!! Should have been first (the other 2 ribbons are good, but the talent to set this all up and shoot this.. wow)
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09/14/2007 03:27:13 PM
what an effort, really well done!
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09/14/2007 12:20:52 PM
Excellent as usual, Steve. What a great way to get the impressionistic effect. Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/14/2007 10:46:45 AM
The petal mimicing brush strokes... a great idea! Very clever. Congratulations on the very well deserved ribbon.
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09/14/2007 10:41:47 AM
Wow!! What a shot - Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/14/2007 09:36:55 AM
Sooooooo not surprised to see this one as one of the winners! Congratulations! This is truly an awesome impressionist photo!

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09/14/2007 09:30:37 AM
I love the fact that you have so successfully nailed the theme without resorting to the use of filters in post-processing. Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticising those who have used such filters, but I'm full of extra admiration and delight at the creativity and beauty of your image, which uses none.
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09/14/2007 09:09:42 AM
Very creative idea with some great execution...congratulations on winning the red ribbon Steve!
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09/14/2007 08:52:43 AM
brilliant
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09/14/2007 08:44:06 AM
brilliant! - awesome idea - the thumbnail-to-full-size surprise is great!
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09/14/2007 08:40:24 AM
Congrats! I loved this one.
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09/14/2007 08:27:20 AM
this should have won indeed, because a) it's a lovely shot, b) the huge effort that went into the set-up, and c) no 'art' filters were used. well done indeed.
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09/14/2007 08:22:20 AM
nicely done
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09/14/2007 07:42:26 AM
well done/congrats a real good piccy
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09/14/2007 07:34:31 AM
Perfect.You must be very proud for this one.
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09/14/2007 06:54:40 AM
Big congrats! Very nice!
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09/14/2007 06:06:03 AM
I also think this should have won. :)
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09/14/2007 04:18:09 AM
THis should have won.
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09/14/2007 01:13:15 AM
very interesting, i would never have thought of this, congrats on the ribbon.
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09/14/2007 01:08:15 AM
Masterful! Should have been the blue...
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09/14/2007 12:38:06 AM
What an brilliant idea - making the petals look like brush strokes. Such excellent work! Congratulations on the red ribbon, Steve.
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09/14/2007 12:18:21 AM
Great work and Idea for this challenge.
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09/14/2007 12:05:00 AM
Congrats on red! What a beautiful picture and a great take on Impressionism without using a filter!
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09/14/2007 12:04:12 AM
Wow! I can appreciate the work done to set this one up. Glad it paid off in a ribbon!
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09/14/2007 12:02:46 AM
Steve, congratulations on a beautiful and ingenious shot and a well deserved ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2007 09:26:32 PM
Wow. All the petals! This is beautiful -- one of my favorites in this challenge! I really hope to see it ribbon!
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09/13/2007 06:44:27 PM
How many glue guns did it take to make this image? lol Very beautiful work- 10
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09/13/2007 05:35:02 PM
This is very awesome! I can't wait to see what you did to get this effect. It's beautiful -- and fits impressionism perfectly.
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09/13/2007 12:04:26 AM
I want more light at the edges, where your petal-strokes disappear in shadow. But otherwise this is spectacular.
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09/12/2007 11:18:51 AM
Wow, that took a lot of work! This would be such an awesome photo if the purple background leaves didn't overpower the photo so much. Perhaps if the wall in the back was white and you used the white petals for the background and/or got a little more seperation....I actually hate that I'm not giving this a 10 for effort, but I just can't...
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09/11/2007 09:41:22 PM
The time it must have taken to set this up was well worth it! Great choice of colors.
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09/11/2007 12:34:16 PM
Love the way you made the petals appear to be brush strokes. I hope this does well, as it is outstanding and original.
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09/09/2007 11:14:11 AM
Beautiful - I would expect this to ribbon for sure.
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09/09/2007 11:03:05 AM
This is my favorite in this challenge!
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09/09/2007 09:06:28 AM
Very creative...and nice lighting.
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09/09/2007 07:08:22 AM
The idea was good but you went overboard with it in my opinion. Less would have been more.
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09/08/2007 07:08:15 PM
WOW! Not sure ir's impressionism but I AM impressed!
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09/07/2007 11:15:09 PM
Here's to hoping your efforts will be grandly rewarded...what a fantastic idea with an equally attentive execution...excellent.
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09/07/2007 09:03:25 PM
Great idea. Might pump up the sat as you have a wonderful color combo there.
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09/07/2007 06:38:43 PM
VERY NICE WORK.
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09/07/2007 06:32:29 PM
Very unique idea. Looks great!
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09/07/2007 05:35:45 PM
What a lovely idea! Each of the petals resemble a brush stroke! Well done!
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09/07/2007 04:58:05 PM
Rather wonderful collage therein. I like your creative thought. 7.
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09/07/2007 04:26:04 PM
Fantastic colors and a very creative idea. A splatter filter would definately made it look like a Monet painting. Still nicely done.
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09/07/2007 02:38:11 PM
I think this is absolutely beautiful. I only wish there was a smidge more light just so I can stare at all of it.
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09/07/2007 01:40:24 PM
This is just beautiful. I would give you a 12 if I could!
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09/07/2007 12:17:30 PM
great imagination and presentation
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09/07/2007 11:26:31 AM
wow! brilliant! absolutely fantastic.
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09/07/2007 09:16:19 AM
Stunning! Beautiful color and comp, and your method of creating impressionism is unique, creative, and totally amazing!
Bumped up :-)
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09/07/2007 05:34:13 AM
this should win by a mile, fantastic effort!
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09/07/2007 04:45:57 AM
That's really fantastic! Looks like a hard work! Would give you 15 Points if I could!
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09/07/2007 03:43:55 AM
amazing!!!
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09/07/2007 02:58:33 AM
this shoul ribbon...for sheer effort, creativity and final result 10
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09/07/2007 02:33:35 AM
this is excellent the petals you have chosen realy give the impression of brush strokes, well done!
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09/07/2007 02:29:52 AM
Fabulous!!!
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09/07/2007 12:26:04 AM
Love the brushstrokes, and I cen certainy appreciate the effort that must have gone into this. The centered composition is a little static for my taste, but the colors and lighting work well. Nicely done!
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