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Stone Rose
Stone Rose

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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: DiningRoom studio
Date: Sep 28, 2002
Aperture: 1:4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2002

Rose in a glass vase reflected in a Marble slab my wife uses for pie crusts... 1000 watts of light shone on the rose with no light on the marble...

Place: 37 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.1384
Avg (commenters): 8.0800
Avg (participants): 6.3533
Avg (non-participants): 5.9065
Views since voting: 2269
Votes: 289
Comments: 27
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2002 04:21:00 PM
I like the subtle look; I think you could even tone back the leaves a bit and keep the effect, but I like it as is..
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10/06/2002 02:30:00 AM
Beautifully done. This photo has a "vintage" feeling. I really like it! How did you create this?
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10/04/2002 10:09:00 PM
I like your picture, the green leafs enhance the stone rose, perhaps the title could have been: "My memory of You"
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10/04/2002 02:52:00 PM
lovely soft reflection in the marble. (wondered how a few rose petals would have looked instead of the leaves? assumed you were looking for a higher contrast in texture and color by using the leaves...ummm.)
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10/04/2002 10:43:00 AM
Such pretty faded colours but brought kicking into life by the leaves at the bottom.
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10/04/2002 06:54:00 AM
I really like this picture and certainly the Rose appears to be trapped within the stone. The tone is excellent.
I assume the leaves were placed bottom right to help with the composition. However, for me personally, I think this distracts slightly - as the leaves appear to be out of proportion and disconnected from the Rose. I hope you understand my point (even if you disagree with it) as overall I still think this is a very good picture – 8 :-)
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10/03/2002 08:46:00 AM
Print it , frame it , hang it on wall....beautiful shot
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10/03/2002 02:43:00 AM
Nice touch to include the green leaves.
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10/02/2002 10:25:00 PM
Lovely colours! cant really make out the reflection though
10/02/2002 12:52:00 PM
I cannot believe somebody recommended this for DQ. I love this, and I think I know how you did it. I only wish there was a little shape or something on the top right to break up the surface. But that's me. 9 nards656
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10/02/2002 09:48:00 AM
Your eye seems to have to convince you that this is a reflection so for me it takes time to realize the beauty of this shot. Is there anyway you couldve shot this where it didnt take so long to "see"? 6 Mags Coyote
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10/02/2002 08:55:00 AM
Very cool shot, your focus on the rose is great. Almost looks like a painting. The leaves in the lower right corner kind of spoil the soft ghostly feel of the shot for me. lhall-9
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10/02/2002 08:10:00 AM
Simply with leaves.
10/02/2002 02:17:00 AM
I haven't been able to figure out why you would have needed to prove that it was a valid refection. To me, it's obvious. The reflective surface is marble, isn't it? I think it's beautiful. Nicely done.
10/01/2002 09:31:00 PM
the subtle reflection is lovely..great feeling of calm. I like the contrast between the leaves and negative space.
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10/01/2002 07:57:00 PM
Meets the Challenge: Yes
Artistic Merit (Would I print/frame/hang it?): 5
Creativity (Did a lot of thought go into this photo?): 7
Technical (Focus/DOF/Lighting/Etc): 7
Composition (Subject well-positioned and framed): 8
WOW Factor (Is the photo interesting?): 5

Score: 6 - setzler
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10/01/2002 12:29:00 PM
This reminds me of a greeting card. It almost looks like there's a piece of vellum over the rose. Is the surface marble? It's very pretty, and putting the leaves in the shot is a great balance. It bothers me to see the reflection of the...bottle (?) tho. ~indigo997
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10/01/2002 11:32:00 AM
I would have left the two leaves out of the shot and just had the reflected flower. But still one of my favourites this week. 9
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09/30/2002 11:24:00 PM
What a lovely effect!! Assuming that I'm right and that the reflective surface is a marble countertop, including a vein in the corner of the picture was very nice. I understand and appreciate the placement of the leaves, however I can't help but wonder what it would look like if they were "attached" to the reflection of the rose stem. Just a thought. Congrats on the photo and good luck in the challange. 10
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09/30/2002 11:08:00 PM
I like the fact that you left the reflecting object out of sight....
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09/30/2002 11:05:00 PM
Great photo! The leaves at the bottom really make it. I'll be real interested to see how you did the lighting. I even like the line in the marble and the way it leads to the rose. Super, super job! Good luck in the challenge! DPz
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09/30/2002 09:54:00 PM
this is what book covers and hallmark cards are all about - 10
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09/30/2002 04:08:00 PM
First class!! Delightful new take. I love how it looks like a painting. I've looked and looked and can't see where the photo contains any reflection. I feel strongly about photos meeting the criteria of the challenge. =8 normally, IMO,... -2 for no reflection. =6 syamjonimi

Upgraded score =10

This is the lowest possible score you will receive. However, it may be re-evaluated to a higher score during final review.
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09/30/2002 02:43:00 PM
Pretty ....prrrrrrrrrreeeeeettttttttttty. Score 8 Justine
09/30/2002 10:50:00 AM
Very visually pleasent.
09/30/2002 10:13:00 AM
This is a superb shot. The artistry of the light is wonderful. It has an amazingly relaxing quality and I also like the use of the leaves to add the reality punch. OK, I can't fault the picture- I really like the shot. But, I'm not sure how it fits the challenge. Is there a reflection here, not sure; it looks like a picture of a painting of a rose was used… Hmmm… Hope that makes sense… (9) Yes, I do like it that much …
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09/30/2002 03:54:00 AM
Nice use of the vibrant green leaves for contrast.
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