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Blossoming in the Shade
Blossoming in the Shade

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Collection: Botanicals 2009
Camera: Sony DSLR-A350
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Date: May 5, 2009
Galleries: Emotive, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2009

Viewed: 258
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

Yesterday afternoon I was sipping coffee at Starbucks in B&N, flipping thru an Art magazine which had the results of a flower painting contest. All the finalists had a blurb about their process, which was very interesting reading. Some of the painters use photographs for documentary information about their subject. One painter talked about how the camera flattens contrast, and about how the experience of viewing a photograph differs from viewing the real thing & differs from viewing a painting. It seems you can't do very good work painting from a photo alone, you have to've been there. Artists seem to be much more accustomed to talking about their craft than photographers. The artist seems to recognize a difference between what is seen with the eyes & what is seen with the heart, while the photographer seem to me to be often dominated by the technology of the camera. Anyway, the magazine-reading seems to've sparked a little creative heat in my brain & this is the result.

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05/18/2009 12:06:11 PM
This is quite other-worldly; great stuff!
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05/15/2009 11:00:11 AM
WOW, this is so beautiful, I love the composition and sharpness on your subject, and the strong contrast with the bg. Nicely done ;)
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05/15/2009 08:54:33 AM
It's wonderful! You managed to give it dimensionality! So well done, the color is gorgeous! Congrats on the motivational spark!
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05/14/2009 07:46:47 PM
Rich color and quite beautiful...love from shez
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05/14/2009 05:53:52 PM
Mmmmmmm delicious red - I don't see the soft focus at all- the edges are sharp & altogether a very pretty Rose :)
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05/14/2009 05:20:48 PM
I like the beautiful intensive red color with the subtle dark green background.
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05/14/2009 11:59:07 AM
Soft but in focus, deep rich colours, nice!
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05/14/2009 11:49:56 AM
Oh my!!!! I could just almost eat that red rose!!!!!! It is delicious.
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05/14/2009 11:42:29 AM
this is really beautiful, love the red color against the black bg, and that leaf only being kind of blending into the bg so it doesn't disturb the beauty of the rose, really well done
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