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I Love You

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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My home.
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Floral, Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2007

Red roses are always a sign of love to me, so called this one "I Love You".

I put three red roses covered in water in the freezer overnight, to freeze them in ice, for this image.

Some of the buds and leaves were uncovered, when I remoned them from the container, and the parts covered in ice gave them a soft focus look.

I took some photos in the raw format of the frozen three roses, and then processed them in photoshop.

Very little processing, with only remove Noise, Dust and Scratches, Shadows and Highlights, Unsharp Mask, and then added "Gaussian Blur" to the image.
Cropped, added border, and then re-sized, and saved for web.


Place: 133 out of 191
Avg (all users): 4.8693
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.6970
Avg (non-participants): 4.9727
Views since voting: 831
Views during voting: 235
Votes: 176
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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10/14/2007 04:15:47 PM
hey shez .. i came to see if you were on line, which you werent, and noticed this brilliant photograph of yours .. so interesting how you achieved this beautiful image .. i really cant believe the score of 4.8 .. commiserations on a wonderful image bombing out .. :)
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10/04/2007 09:44:51 PM
Very creative idea to achieve soft focus in camera - when I first saw this I thought it was taken through a shower door. Would be interesting to see shots of these, as the ice melted away.
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10/03/2007 06:04:41 AM
What a great and imaginative idea, Shez! While I like the approach for this challenge, I also hope you took some with the blooms in focus as I think that would be pretty cool, with the rest of the plant encased in ice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2007 09:26:58 PM
Seems out of focus, not soft focus. I'd like to see how this works as a sharp image. I think it would be great.
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09/27/2007 02:20:49 AM
This looks more out of focus than softly focused. Good arrangement of subjects, and a silly but pleasing little addition that the frame has soft edges too.
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09/26/2007 03:39:09 PM
Through frosted glass? Nice work and image
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