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Tulip, dark
Tulip, dark
Melethia


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Collection: Scenes and things
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Home
Date: Apr 3, 2008
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2008

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Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

This is actually a yellow tulip - used the CS3 B&W conversion tool with a blue filter - turned it very dark. It's grainy, it's not sharp. I was trying to shoot the thing hand held, high ISO, low light, and with a stiff breeze.

And yes, Lisa, grain is always intentional! :-)

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04/10/2008 03:43:39 PM
Yep, it's dark and moody and wonderful. That B&W conversion is fantastic and those few drops of water seem to speak of sadness and hope at the same time.
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04/04/2008 11:04:04 AM
The darkness gives it a dramatic look to it.
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04/04/2008 08:41:36 AM
ditto the comments of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/811.gif', '/') + 1) . ' karmat & ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cfarrell! (too early for me to be witty yet-only on first cup of java :)

nicely done (AGAIN!!) Deb! can't wait to see some of the garden shots, so lovely to vicariously enjoy spring as we dive feet first into MUD season here!

Have great weekend!
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04/04/2008 07:47:08 AM
I really like the suttle light gray tones and textures here, especially under the water droplets, and also the petals.
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04/04/2008 03:36:20 AM
Gloomy , but so is the day right? Not all is bright and beautiful, yet you capture this so well.
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04/04/2008 01:56:00 AM
i love droplets and i love dark ..
so deb i love this !!!... excellent details .. i feel i could reach out and touch the texture of this .. great shot .. :)
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04/03/2008 11:44:18 PM
Bah????

Whatever, this is so beautiful. I'm happy to see that even a yellow tulip has a bad day ;) (sure wish my bad days looked so good! lol)
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04/03/2008 09:31:12 PM
This is so textural and emotive...extremely well done. :)
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04/03/2008 09:17:46 PM
you did very well with your hand holding, high iso-ing, low lighting, stiff breezing self. the water drops add nice details.
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04/03/2008 07:51:11 PM
And it still came out well... the water droplets kind of stand out, like they're a little more saturated (possible in B&W? hehe)...
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04/03/2008 06:38:46 PM
Might be yummy in a true quad or tritone. I love tulips. Their shape is so magical to me. The drops just add to the mood- almost like tears. ;~(
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04/03/2008 06:12:01 PM
I like the dark mystery of it - always love the way they look before opening and the droplets seem to to take us to the secret opening...
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04/03/2008 05:37:58 PM
I thought the graininess was intentional - I think it adds to the moodiness. Does look mournful - poor thing - GRIN!
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04/03/2008 03:06:20 PM
Gloomy it is, but the texture receives a lot of my "eye-time."
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04/03/2008 03:03:03 PM
I agree it seems a bit gloomy but I like the droplets. It adds interest.
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