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Point of Color

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Challenge: Point of Color (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My home
Date: Jul 6, 2008
Aperture: 14.00
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2008

I love these these DPC challenges, where one has to think of an idea, and then go about doing it. Getting the materials and the props, setting it all up, taking images to see if it works. Then re setting it up again, with the differences that make the image look better. Processing with the advanced rules, and deciding which one to enter.

This was fun.

The idea was to use black and white checkerboard pattern material, as a backdrop. I also had a black cookie jar, well almost black, and removed the lid to turn it into a rectangular vase. I then had to go out to buy the material I needed for the backdrop. I also had to get some extra material, to cover up the patterned areas, that were not black, around the base of the black vase.

I was so lucky to find black & white checkerboard, 1 inch squared material that I needed. I also found the same black & white smaller checkerboard material to match, to put around the base of the black vase.

I was now ready to get some fresh flowers to arrange into the vase to complete my idea. Orange roses, did the job perfectly. It definitely took a lot of time to set up, as the squares on the material, were not that square, and I had to do a lot of pining to keep it all together. I ended up having to do three different set-ups in two days, until I got it right.

I am pleased with this result.


ps; Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, and especially the favorites.

Place: 42 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.0260
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 6.0722
Views since voting: 1045
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 154
Comments: 14
Favorites: 4 (view)

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06/06/2012 01:12:37 PM
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07/18/2008 05:18:52 PM
Very creative and very well executed! This really shows your artistic side so well - you always have such brilliant ideas and then are able to pull them off. Nicely done with this!
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07/14/2008 11:48:15 AM
I love the lighting on this, Shez. The whole thing is so crisp and clean. You're so very good with these vibrant colours - this is a beautiful eyecatcher!
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07/14/2008 11:36:19 AM
I really like this image. I think I would've liked a bit more if the checkers around the base of the flowers had blended more into the larger checkers of the background. Feels a little busy in that area. I love the idea, when I read the description for this challenge I thought there would be about 200 black (or white) backgrounds with a marble, rubber duck or single flower. But it turned out to be a very good challenge. Great shot adding to favs.
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07/14/2008 11:32:15 AM
You should be pleased!!! I love this one! Going into my favs!!!
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07/14/2008 10:19:59 AM
Not bad, Girlfriend! Good job :)
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07/14/2008 04:59:44 AM
Great entry with a good finish, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/13/2008 06:32:46 AM
beautiful detail - excellent color
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07/10/2008 10:39:32 PM
Neat idea, very vibrant, 7.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/09/2008 06:32:28 PM
would have been more effective with just a single flower for me
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07/09/2008 05:59:23 PM
Perfect example... excellent shot... hope to see this in the first page.
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07/08/2008 07:42:48 AM
nice concept, the checkered background is too overpowering for me and it takes away the attention from the flower
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07/07/2008 08:05:58 PM
Cool shot, love the colour of the roses and of course the background really makes them stand out.
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07/07/2008 01:09:18 AM
My one critique is that the light on the foreground row is pretty harsh. There's a loss of depth and texture that, to me, does the image in.
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