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Challenge: Duotones III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Nov 11, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2007

Shot RAW, converted/processed in PSCS3.

Cropped/rotated slightly.

Adjusted in colour first (regular stuff). Then I kept only the red channel. Then I lightened corners (sort of like a reverse vignette), and blurred the corner areas some. Then I converted to grayscale, 8-bit, and then duotone (using a very light salmon/pink for the second colour).

After that, I reconverted to RGB (don't know why). Adjusted more, dodged/burned a bit in 50% gray layer in soft light, USMed in selected dark tones, final adjustments, added border, resized, sharpened, variations to make sure I didn't have any hot spots, final/final adjustments, saved.

Eh! Another day, another flower. I like flowers, especially poppies. I also like very shallow DOF (and I don't care if it's not traditional photography).

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 295
Avg (all users): 6.8182
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 6.8654
Avg (non-participants): 6.7377
Views since voting: 2046
Views during voting: 321
Votes: 165
Comments: 37
Favorites: 9 (view)


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06/08/2009 10:27:41 PM
Such simple pleasure. Very soothing. Well done.
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04/01/2008 03:12:22 PM
Beautiful - it is always a pleasure seeing your flower shots as you clearly love plants, and it shows though in your work.
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11/19/2007 07:47:47 PM
another beautiful shot
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11/19/2007 12:30:02 PM
Not traditional photography ? But this is art and photography is art- who needs tradition !
Very beautiful, Ursula.
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11/19/2007 09:06:24 AM
Damn, this deserved top 5
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11/19/2007 07:55:38 AM
wow - this is stunning - should ribbon
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11/19/2007 06:28:15 AM
Exceptionally beautiful. Great work, Ursula.
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11/19/2007 05:06:37 AM
I just knew this had to be you - you are the master of these soft flower shots. Just wonderful :)
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11/19/2007 04:39:08 AM
Ursula, you know I nearly left a comment on this when I first saw it that would have said something like this: very Ursula like, she will be impressed!

I think these flowers adore you...

Once again, one of my favourite lenses...and cameras
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11/19/2007 02:07:57 AM
Another beauty in your collection of awesome soft shallow DOF flora images, that you do so well.
This one really appeals to me, for the softness, and suttle use of duotone color.

Another masterpiece.....
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11/19/2007 01:02:56 AM
a stunning duotone .. a beautiful photograph and a so ursula !! ..
congratulations on a fantastic image ..
a couple of ppl who dont know my style thought my duotones might'v been yours during voting .. i can think of no higher praise than for my work to be mistaken for yours .. :)
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11/19/2007 12:42:08 AM
Exquisite! This would make a beautiful print.
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11/19/2007 12:38:49 AM
Really like the result of this photo traditional or not, you are the master of Shalow DOF & this is no exception.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2007 09:35:51 PM
Soft and just about perfect in everyway.....
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11/18/2007 05:24:12 PM
so beautiful and ethereal. this couldn't be anyone but ursula. if not, you should definitely take that as a compliment. this is stunning!
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11/18/2007 04:32:37 PM
ribbon pick from me - an amazing use of light
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11/17/2007 04:49:55 AM
nice work on the "softness" in this shot
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11/15/2007 03:07:08 PM
Gorgeous! 10
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11/14/2007 12:09:47 PM
Lovely! Nice soft shot.
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11/14/2007 10:58:39 AM
Love your soft focus here and the DOF. Great tone also. Well done.
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11/13/2007 06:58:55 PM
Very pretty softness & contrast. Back to bump you up to 8.
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11/13/2007 12:41:24 PM
Beautifully soft and delicate! An exceptional flower shot.
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11/13/2007 09:49:38 AM
Very Ursula-esqe!
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11/12/2007 10:27:46 PM
Pretty! Great composition and light. Well done.
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11/12/2007 07:13:10 PM
Very soft and elegant..nice job!
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11/12/2007 05:57:19 PM
Very interesting shot, very simplistic, neat tones, just a really nice shot, 9
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11/12/2007 05:17:07 PM
Really lovely image.
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11/12/2007 04:51:19 PM
This is beautiful, luv the softness and tones used.
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11/12/2007 02:05:35 PM
Gorgeous
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11/12/2007 12:40:14 PM
Absolutely perfect in every way.
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11/12/2007 11:46:15 AM
Very beautiiful image. The softness works very well. good luck!
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11/12/2007 10:03:23 AM
Stunning. This has ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ursula written all over it~~
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11/12/2007 02:41:24 AM
wow this is like a painting! : )
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11/12/2007 12:36:01 AM
so angelic
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11/12/2007 12:18:54 AM
Very nice. Soft and smooth. 8
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11/12/2007 12:08:57 AM
Beautiful. VERY Beautiful. 10
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11/12/2007 12:05:45 AM
Either Ursula or an homage, I imagine? Regardless, more effective in a duotone than I could have imagined. Great delicacy; reminds me of the old film star publicity stills. Really beautiful.
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