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Elixer of Life
Elixer of Life

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Beverage) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: my backyard/PeaceDale R.I.
Date: Jul 13, 2008
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Action
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2008

As i was giving my flowers a drink i thought about how life- giving water is to all of us and thus a wonderful drink. I turned on the hose, filled up the watering can and began shooting. I Used shutter priority to slow down the stream and viola a drink for all of us. Keeping it simple.

Place: 103 out of 111
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07/28/2008 11:13:40 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are OK, hues are realistic, but I would have liked more saturation in this image.

Brightness and contrast: There is not a lot of contrast in this image. I think you could bump the contrast up a bit to gain a little pop. Brightness is OK.

Focus and depth of field: Focus is sharp, and depth of field is good for this image.

Your take on the challenge is interesting, and having the benefit of your notes helps me understand where you are trying to go. The biggest problem I see here, is that it doesn't look like you are giving the flower a drink. Usually when flowers are pointed downwards, they are drooping or dieing. With the cascade of water, at first glance the flower looks like it is being drowned.

I would love to see this imaged done again, with the flower pointed up, shot from a low camera angle, with little streams of water cascading off the flower's petals.

You have some interesting insights, hope to see you in a challenge again soon.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2008 08:52:23 AM
it's a nice picture but Beverage?? don't know...
07/19/2008 12:02:50 PM
I'm assuming you were trying a long exposure to get a dream effect with the flowing/spilling water. Unfortunately it looks like that resulted in a little bit of shake showing up and the image losing sharpness. The lighting is also very flat which make it difficult to distinguish between the water and the vase/glass. Colors could use some saturating, certainly if entering this on DPC, and the composition itself is pretty unexciting.
07/18/2008 11:56:54 PM
unique twist on the recipe topic, i like the interpretation. could benefit from some contrast maybe some more color
07/17/2008 04:31:15 PM
not sure how the flower really relates to anything, but i love the little droplets on it. pretty far stretch for the challenge though
07/16/2008 06:42:04 AM
if u refer to water, it is not seen extremely clearly here
07/16/2008 12:22:37 AM

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