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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Purple III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home
Date: Aug 17, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 13 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2008

Please don't ask me why I used ISO 400 :(

Post challenge: Hmm, seems like somebody didn't like the border (or just didn't have anything else to comment). I don't think it distracts, but, as ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' undieyatch formulates it, balances out the whole composition.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 227
Avg (all users): 6.0990
Avg (commenters): 6.6190
Avg (participants): 5.8293
Avg (non-participants): 6.2833
Views since voting: 1161
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 202
Comments: 29
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/28/2008 10:06:17 AM
This border makes this pic about a border, not about a flower. That's all I seem to look at. Way too imposing.
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08/28/2008 09:58:50 AM
Just wanted to stop by and tell you how creative and lovely this shot is and the border gives it even extra beauty. Love it.
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08/27/2008 09:04:28 PM
I actually love the white frame border as it is, as it gives it a graphic professional look to the image. Almost like a card or print. You also know I love the 'square crop' format, so you won me over just with that. Just beautiful mate, and adding it to my favorites.....
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08/27/2008 08:59:23 PM
I'm suprised this hasn't made ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' yanko froth at the mouth yet. He was DQ'd for a very similar (if not practically identical) border. Which is why it was familiar to me. I thought this might have been from him, seeing if he'd get DQ'd again.
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08/27/2008 02:41:07 AM
Originally posted by undieyatch:

white frame visually balances 640x space to blooms on conventional black back. Thoughtful presentation.


Thank you , thank you very much. Couldn't have said it any better!
08/27/2008 12:53:17 AM
white frame visually balances 640x space to blooms on conventional black back. Thoughtful presentation.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2008 11:17:58 PM
A great photo of the Flowers. They are sharp and really stand out against the Black Backdrop which is greta. The Light is done well.
However, I don't see the point of the wide border on the Left. It detracts for me. A simple which border around this photo would have worked better.
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08/26/2008 09:52:54 PM
Very strange border choice. I was going to give you a lower score just because of that. I decided not to, but i am guessing quite a few people will.
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08/26/2008 05:50:14 PM
It's nice to see Calla's this color. Good job!
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08/24/2008 05:22:31 PM
Very pretty subject.
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08/24/2008 02:26:04 AM
Such beautiful Cala's
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08/24/2008 12:31:37 AM
gorgeous image, but the white is VERY distracting. i think that might hold this image back substantially :(
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08/23/2008 06:57:24 AM
Elegant indeed...
Would be MUCH better without this strange frame, unbalanced for an image where balance is everything.
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08/22/2008 05:01:13 AM
Composition: 2 - If I didn't count the massive white on the left it woulda been a 7 for composition
Technical: 5 - Again, the oops on the border cost you on the technical points as well
Creativity: 6
Appeal: 5 - Did I mention that big white space on the left?
Challenge: 7
Overall Calculated Average Score: 5

I assume the border was a mistake and it sucks getting hammered on that, but that's the reality - maybe not as bad as "oops, I left the lens cap on, but there really was an incredible shot behind it" but we vote on the final presentation. Now, if you meant to make the border like that, I apologize for thinking it was a mistake, but it still very much affects my opinion of the overall image.
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08/21/2008 06:25:24 PM
The offset framing really spoils this for me ... shame it's a good shot.
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08/21/2008 02:33:53 PM
Excellent flower shot. Nice details and composition

Raj
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08/21/2008 11:25:36 AM
Very nice composition, background and lighting
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08/21/2008 10:37:23 AM
Nice, even lighting to show off these beauties.
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08/21/2008 09:59:27 AM
I think that border conflicts with the subject matter a bit too much. Great image though, nice comp.
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08/21/2008 07:01:30 AM
not sure i like the wide border on the left
08/21/2008 01:39:33 AM
border? interesting...
08/21/2008 01:07:42 AM
Nice flower, but very odd border
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08/20/2008 10:53:51 PM
I really don't care for the huge white border on the left.
08/20/2008 09:26:39 PM
Very crisp.
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08/20/2008 08:04:26 PM
Why is this familiar...? Not the shot, but the border. Experiment?
08/20/2008 01:25:38 PM
oh these are lovely-7
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08/20/2008 01:49:22 AM
lovely...beautifully lit...
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08/20/2008 01:45:35 AM
First off this is a very beautiful image and the textures on the petals is great, second, I dont understand all the white 7
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08/20/2008 12:58:45 AM
Beautiful flowers -- lovely lighting. I don't have an opinion on the border, but I bet others will.
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