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Les Fleurs Du Lumiere
Les Fleurs Du Lumiere

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Challenge: Impressionism II (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Settings
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Cape May, NJ
Date: Sep 3, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Landscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2007

Baudelaire's flirtation with Impressionism was brief but remarkable. They say Manet held the brush for him.

I set the camera to F8 and then put it on the ground in front of these flowers. I didn't know this was Impressionism until I saw the photo later. I used levels to boost the contrast a little. Just a little. Impressionism did not use dramatic contrast. Then I used selective color to add cyan to the whites and yellow to the neutrals, giving me what I felt was an Impressionistic palette. Then sharpness on the lower half to make for some crisp, assertive brush strokes.

The winners will use that technique I saw on DPC where you grab the palette from a painting, but I like doing it the hard way.

Place: 175 out of 206
Avg (all users): 4.5840
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.5342
Avg (non-participants): 4.6538
Views since voting: 777
Views during voting: 203
Votes: 125
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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09/24/2007 06:59:57 PM
Nice sectioning of color groups moving back through the frame. The bright bit of dirt in the front left distracts a bit, maybe crop out a teeny bit off the bottom? The most impressionistic looking part, to me, is that strip of whites and reds - the background greenery looks almost pontillistic.
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09/14/2007 11:03:29 AM
Nice photo,I would have liked to see this on the darker side.

Message edited by author 2007-09-14 11:03:49.
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09/14/2007 12:20:15 AM
A pretty image, Don. Ironically, I think people might've voted this down because it had sharp areas! Good for you for not just applying PS filters to make it look like a painting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2007 12:28:50 AM
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09/09/2007 11:19:08 AM
Nice colors, the tree above is almost too dark for the colors below, kinda makes it unbalanced, and also how the top is more blurred than the bottom, would have liked to see some brush strokes or some type of artist effect/filter.
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09/09/2007 06:08:27 AM
Good idea but am finding the shot over exposed.
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