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MARCH of the Primroses
MARCH of the Primroses

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Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Concord, California, USA
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Landscape, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2009

The common primrose (Primula vulgaris) is noted for being one of the first plants to flower in the Spring. These, of course, are nursery-forced to bloom even earlier, and are in a streetside planter-box downtown.

This composition was chosen for the lighting and the effect of a column of marching flowera receding into the distance, over a hill and around a bend ...

-Handheld, Tv mode
-Cloned a bit to repair one torn petal edge
-RGB Curve
-Crop from left and bottom
-USM at 8%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5 (applied twice)
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 8/10 = 174KB

Resized original: 767173.jpg
Blurred version: [thumb]767385[/thumb]

Place: 165 out of 182
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Avg (commenters): 4.5714
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Avg (non-participants): 4.7619
Views since voting: 671
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 147
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2009 09:49:28 AM
You've lost detail in the whites. Adjust your exposure compensation when shooting very light or dark objects. Using levels or shadow/highlights may get some detail back.
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02/27/2009 05:45:07 PM
nice shot
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02/26/2009 06:58:51 PM
a little bit of a snapshot feel to this, but you handled the flowers well, especially the whites
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02/24/2009 10:56:02 PM
Nice composition, but oh, those blown-out whites! IMHO it would have been better to let the leaves and yellow flowers go a bit dark to hold some detail in the whites.
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02/23/2009 09:26:26 PM
I like the title--but the highlights seem too far blown. I'd try adjusting the levels...
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02/23/2009 06:27:20 PM
Overexposed on the flowers.
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02/23/2009 04:55:46 PM
The white of the flowers "blasts" out the other colors and tones...needs more balance
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