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Challenge: Still Life V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: Home office window
Date: May 25, 2009
Aperture: f18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2009

Was watering my plants and pruning my rose bushes and saw these two wilted roses. I figured everyone shots beautiful flowers, why not wilted ones. They still looked beautiful in their own right. So I clipped them off and brought them up to my office, placed them in al old bottle, placed in the window with some lace hanging up behid to diffuse the light some and to give interest to the the background. I am sure some will say it is too busy but I don't care. I tried this with plane background and didn't like it as much. Natural light and used a reflector to bounce some light back into it.
shot in raw
selective color
noise ninja
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Place: 146 out of 166
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Votes: 179
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2009 09:47:18 AM
Seems out of focus
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05/31/2009 04:34:47 PM
If you pulled the lace back a bit, then blurred it out, it would have given lovely mottled tones. I wonder what this looks like in BnW or sepia.
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05/29/2009 07:03:25 AM
the subject gets lost in the background.
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05/28/2009 02:56:28 PM
The background is too distracting. An increased DOF would have produced a better image.
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05/28/2009 12:05:26 PM
The background is too busy for me. The crop is good though.
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05/28/2009 02:55:24 AM
This seems very busy
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05/27/2009 12:55:38 PM
As a subject this could work, however, the background is competing with the subject for attention and takes away from the overall viewing experience. Lighting is "ok", maybe a tad harsh. The flower heads look to be a smidge oversharpened.
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05/27/2009 09:47:59 AM
I find the background way too busy and distracting. The flower would look a lot better on a plain background.
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05/27/2009 09:19:33 AM
Why dead flowers, I don't get it. Maybe with a black depression background it would have worked better. The pot looks a tad crooked.
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