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Challenge: Flora II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Kuwait
Date: Oct 5, 2007
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2007

There's just not a lot of either flora or fauna around here, but I diligently shot all the flora I could find. It's been awhile since this plant has seen rain. In fact, I think it's rather dead.

The fun part about this is doing "acid" within the basic rules. The downloadable action for acid involves blending modes - this edit does not. It does, however, involve a whole lot of trial and error. Good learning experience. Will be a Team Suck worthy score.

Much better than expected - thanks for all the excellent comments and I'm very glad this was appreciated.


Statistics
Place: 47 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.1097
Avg (commenters): 8.8889
Avg (participants): 5.9730
Avg (non-participants): 6.2346
Views since voting: 1282
Views during voting: 228
Votes: 155
Comments: 45
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/17/2007 11:47:57 AM
did i tell you how nice this is, like sherbet, or that candy thats sticks to your tongue, mmmmmm
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10/27/2007 10:26:55 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on the oobie!
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10/27/2007 01:52:12 AM
Weed on acid?? Ah well, don't ask don't tell. :) Great job, Deb, I could go through all the comments and just repeat, but... no, wait, I think I will do that. Hang on- be right back...

...ok-- Congratulations, very nice composition and processing which makes for a stunning and unique shot with superb lighting, excellent shadows and lovely color tone. Beautiful in its simplicity, it demonstrates admirable skill and a clever mind and good eye to produce such a gorgeous, fantastic image with rich textures great tones and an inspired tint! Artfully perfect. I love it. Cool.

I figured a composite would be quicker than quoting all those comments and saying "I agree", "Yep", "What she said", etc.

Really do love the image, Deb and hope you're staying safe.

Message edited by author 2007-10-27 02:03:01.
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10/26/2007 10:59:57 PM
Congratulations on the OOBIE! Talk about making lemonade out of lemons. The PP is inspired. Only you, Deb, could have found the beauty in that sorry dead weed.
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10/26/2007 10:22:25 PM
Very nice, Deb! I like the stark and bleak cast and the long shadows.
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10/23/2007 12:27:24 AM
I like your composition and processing! Very nice job
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10/22/2007 11:44:19 AM
This is a stunning shot. The lighting is superb with excellent shadows. I'm glad it was recognized for the wonderful capture it is. Always a pleasure seeing your work!
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10/22/2007 04:53:40 AM
Simply unique...love the color tone and the composition! :)
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10/21/2007 10:03:12 AM
this is beautiful, deb.
reminded me of agenkin's silent dialogue. very nice composition.
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10/20/2007 10:49:10 PM
Amazing what can be done with the simplest of images. I admire your skill - beautiful composition.
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10/18/2007 04:59:00 PM
cool!
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10/18/2007 01:31:54 AM
lovely.
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10/18/2007 01:13:57 AM
Totally right and I agree with you.....

Originally posted by posthumous:

Ahhhhh.... this is gorgeous!
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10/18/2007 01:09:41 AM
Fantastic image, it's sad that this didn't score better.
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10/17/2007 11:39:56 PM
Ahhhhh.... this is gorgeous!
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10/17/2007 11:18:26 PM
WOW how clever..... to produce an image like this Also, where her subject matter in flora and fauma, are sp limited, and really hard to find. ALso great processing skills.....

Message edited by author 2007-10-17 23:24:21.
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10/17/2007 11:15:16 PM
Love it!
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10/17/2007 10:06:39 PM
This is amazing. I'd love to hear how you did "acid" in basic..care to share? Pretty please ;)
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10/17/2007 09:45:56 PM
nice work Deb, congratulations! Love the concrete background and the shadows - but they must be from the other flowers outside the frame, am I right?
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10/17/2007 07:06:02 PM
So nice to see this appreciated- your photography skills are to blame !!! :)
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10/17/2007 12:35:48 PM
one of only 4 tens I gave out during the challenge, really thought this one had it. perfect shot all the way, glad I fav'd it.. even more impressed with the processing, transformed this image from average to "oh my god!".. but subtly.

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10/17/2007 08:43:12 AM
You make Iraq look SO BEAUTIFUL!
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10/17/2007 08:41:32 AM
Deb - take a look at that average from the commenters! Obviously you really struck a cord with a pretty darn significant group of people. Much higher than the average from my commenters, I will add. On a gallery wall, I suspect this is the one that would ribbon.
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10/17/2007 08:27:41 AM
expressive, minimal, carefully made composition - blooms/shadows arrangement excellent.
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10/17/2007 04:56:06 AM
Nice one, Deb! Great job on the processing!! : )
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10/17/2007 04:41:53 AM
Congratulations a a great score Deb. :)
This did a lot better than I had feared, but not quite as good as it deserved imo. And I'm very pleased to see the avg. score from your commenters :)
Very well done
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10/17/2007 04:15:18 AM
I voted this one a 9. It was one of my top three, but i knew that it was very difficult for a picture this kind to be appreciated by everybody. Congratulations on this wonderful picture.

Message edited by author 2007-10-18 13:11:55.
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10/17/2007 12:42:38 AM
Congratulations Deb. Any finish above 6 is great -- especially if you are shooting what you want rather than appealing to the voters. And Jeffrey is right--wow--look at the voter average!

Definitely a candidate for an OOBIE!
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10/17/2007 12:32:18 AM

wow, I just noticed this one after commenting on the other one which was the original. Look what a dose of acid will do! Gotta get me some of that acid.
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10/17/2007 12:23:18 AM
Congrats Deb. You did WAY GOOD.
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10/17/2007 12:12:49 AM
Looks like you did good! Love the colortone and the shadows. A simple and effective pic!
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10/17/2007 12:12:11 AM
Hooray, Deb! We told ya it was a good shot. :) And LOOK at that commenter average!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 09:16:04 AM
I can't say exactly why - but I really like this. Somehow it feels very pleasing to look at and that must be worth an 8 :) (but unfortunately I can't help feeling that I might be one of few who feels this way)
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10/15/2007 10:40:36 PM
There's something I really like about this image but I can't quite put my finger on it...
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10/14/2007 09:14:46 PM
Excellent picture! I like the title too!
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10/14/2007 12:17:27 PM
Perfect. Stark, long reflections of life in shadow, my eye drawn toward the wall the shadows. Which is more real, which more alive. Delightful. 10.
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10/13/2007 01:06:12 AM
i love everything about this shot. colors, delicacy, shadows, minimalism, composition, dof just about everything. wish both of those flowers (main ones on the longer stem with shadows)in focus though still a very strong 9, which most probably will get bumped up to 10 before the voting ends :)
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10/12/2007 01:39:57 PM
Love the contrast between little delicate flower and rough texture of the wall. It looks like the flowers shadow touched the wall gently. Like the tones matching the subjekt
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10/12/2007 10:59:27 AM
Deb - this shows really well. I'd give you a 7 or 8 for it if I could vote.
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10/11/2007 05:35:14 PM
wow! certainly different - this is definitely a contender. The bluey/greeny/yellowy tint is inspired! 10 all the way and adding to faves!
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10/10/2007 05:24:46 PM
Love the tones here, great dof, a very lovely shot, 9 from me
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10/10/2007 11:56:40 AM
Deb, I like the textures in this one. I also like how the DOF is arranged so that the front flower, and the portion of the wall are in focus, with OOF areas in between. Adds a nice tension to the photo. Also, the way the shadows reach out from the left add a wonderful balance to the flora on the right.
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10/10/2007 08:34:07 AM
Love this. It is artfully done.
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10/10/2007 07:14:21 AM
I would just like to say that this image stands out well amongst all the color and typical images seen in this challenge. THere were only a few that went a route that didnt present the "pretty". Those few are a refreshing break. Thank you!
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10/10/2007 05:52:46 AM
beautiful, like the toning and shadows. on of the best ones
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