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Tulips and Lupin
Tulips and Lupin
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 23, 2009
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 125
Shutter: 8 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2009

I tried to shot something other than just flowers for this but it did not work out well. Compostion was too centered and it looked really cluttered. I did not want to do just the tulips so I added the lupin.

Shot in late afternoon window light from the far window in my apartment. Looks OK, I think but it could use a litte clean up in advanced editing but basic it is so the bits of glare on the bottle and the schmootz on the base will have to stay. grrrr :D! Camera on tripod and cable remote release for the long exposure.

Post Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0.
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation.
Adjust sharpness. 3 crops. Curves adjustment.
Resize. USM.

Statistics
Place: 27 out of 166
Avg (all users): 5.9845
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
Avg (participants): 5.8667
Avg (non-participants): 6.0376
Views since voting: 866
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 193
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/03/2009 04:24:31 AM
Beautiful classic still life image. Lovely work!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2009 02:26:49 PM
Many have submitted photos of unconventional still life subjects, but it is hard to beat a well done traditional vase and flowers. This one is exceptional. 10
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06/01/2009 12:14:48 PM
Looks like a painting - pretty neat
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05/31/2009 04:43:06 PM
I think this might be a little dark for my taste.
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05/29/2009 07:31:00 PM
I would vote this a bit higher if it were brighter. Still one of my favorites of the challenge.
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05/29/2009 11:54:05 AM
A little on the dark side, it seems, but an excellent capture.
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05/28/2009 01:16:13 PM
nice image but lighting somewhat ineffective
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05/28/2009 12:50:37 PM
Nice muted colours and presentation
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05/28/2009 06:58:42 AM
This is NICE!.... the composition and colors and background are very appropriate. This is a photograph that would be great to enlarge, print and frame.
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05/27/2009 09:46:39 PM
Nice antique feel in this image. Good lighting, nice composition.
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05/27/2009 04:18:01 PM
Beautiful in the classic notion of an arranged still life. Subject and composition are virtually perfect. I might like it just a bit brighter, but as is, it's among my favorites this challenge.
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05/27/2009 03:51:12 PM
too dark for my taste.
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05/27/2009 12:29:31 PM
Looks like an art. Lighting at the tip enhances the flowers. Good color contrast.
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05/27/2009 09:11:30 AM
Beautiful still life quality, but I can't really make out the object in the bacground. I need to calibrate my glasses!
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05/27/2009 09:11:18 AM
This has an old masters feel to it. I might've had more negative space to one side. Just my taste. :~)
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