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Quattro Rose (Quatro Rosas: fsieraski) Blue Ribbon Winner
Quattro Rose (Quatro Rosas: fsieraski) Blue Ribbon Winner
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: Sep 17, 2007
Aperture: F18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2 second
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2007

THE IMAGE: Looked through the top images on dpc and was drawn to this image taken a few years ago. Notcied that Frank has not been active for 51 months. He shot the image with a point and shoot, which I tried as well for this shot, but went back to the trusty D200. I used natural light with a silver reflector. Camera was on a tripod and used a long exposure with f18.

PROCESSING: Desaturate, levels, USM, Noise Ninja, more selectiev sharpening and some dodging and burning. Contrast adjustment, smart sharpen, spot healed some dust.

For the name, I corrected it as I am Italian. I also preferred the square crop to Frank's panoramic shot.

PREDICTION: Not sure...flowers are a love and hate thing at dpc. The image may not be known. I like the detail and contrast. I like the roses themselves...cost me 22 bucks! A 6.4 would be nice.

POST: hoped for a 6.4 so I exceeded my expectations...thanks everyone

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.8790
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.6296
Avg (non-participants): 7.0097
Views since voting: 1498
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 157
Comments: 26
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/26/2007 01:02:35 AM
Enzo...congratulations on your Top 20! A beautiful floral study!!! I love black and white...::sigh::!
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09/24/2007 09:59:31 AM
Great finish Enzo. Lovely indeed.
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09/24/2007 06:29:11 AM
Wonderful work, Enzo - as already mentioned, better than the original.
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09/24/2007 05:26:53 AM
Very nice clean shot with fantastic lighting & contrast. Congrats on top 20! I love your predictions - looks like you whomped it this time!!
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09/24/2007 03:38:24 AM
I'm so glad this is yours, Enzo. It was one of my top scorers. I love the sharpness and detail in it, in fact everything. Excellent work.
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09/24/2007 02:22:46 AM
Ahh...so this is yours. Excellent take.
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09/24/2007 02:18:08 AM
Enzo, this was one of my top scored images in the challenge. I think it deserved a better position.
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09/24/2007 01:04:53 AM
Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 11:38:18 PM
Super nice tribute!!
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09/23/2007 09:36:36 PM
very nice, especially the dew drops
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09/23/2007 02:23:18 PM
This is very nice. Well done!
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09/20/2007 06:05:10 PM
I think you eclipsed the original - nicely done.
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09/20/2007 01:43:51 PM
To a certain dgree, your 'copy' is more appealing. I think I like your lighting better, and the fact that the roses are a little more open. Great shot.
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09/20/2007 12:08:19 AM
I like how sharp this is!
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09/19/2007 07:26:01 PM
I quite like this. It doesn't have the same feel as the original but the lighting alone far surpasses it.
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09/19/2007 09:36:27 AM
Wow, lovely details on this roses from the gentle swoops of the petals to the water drops adorning them. The B&W tones are stunning - you have a nice dynamic range. The roses really pop off that deep black background. Good job on this one.
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09/19/2007 02:42:05 AM
Good tones.
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09/17/2007 06:06:07 PM
I like the composition and delicacy of the petals. Nice work. 8.
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09/17/2007 05:26:06 PM
Fabulous 10
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09/17/2007 02:08:18 PM
technically better than the original, also like the square crop. a bit too many droplets her.
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09/17/2007 12:08:54 PM
Wow, I think this is even better.......
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09/17/2007 10:19:19 AM
WOw! You did a wonderful job with this! The tones and focus are just perfect!
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09/17/2007 08:05:39 AM
Perfect black and white.....
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09/17/2007 05:12:55 AM
Great detail and lighting, good job
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09/17/2007 04:35:34 AM
very beautiful.
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09/17/2007 01:35:23 AM
Great black and white tones. Technically well done. The 2x2 composition bothers me slightly but the small offset helps. 6
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